Need an essay prompt in a hurry? Need an essay prompt that fits myriads of novels that your students have read for independent study? Need an essay prompt at the beginning of the year to assess your students' essay writing abilities about their summer novel reading? Here's the document for you then! Easy instructions with an extensive list of universal themes. A sample body paragraph based on "To Kill a Mockingbird" is given as well. I've used from grades 8 through 12. It works like a charm!