These novel notes are made for an independent study of a novel. We used them in Literature Circles. They can be completed individually or as a group; but the notes are divided into three sections. One star can be completed after students read the first section; two stars can be completed after the second section and three stars can be completed after the third section. It covers a lot of literature standards that guide students to cite textual evidence to support their claims. The covered standards are included directly on the document.