The Chrysalids is an important science-fiction novel by John Wyndham, and is a text currently selected for study at the GCE ‘O’ Level Literature in English examinations. Apart from being a sensitive and thrilling story about adolescence, the novel touches on important themes such as intolerance in society and genetic evolution. However, there has been a complete lack of dependable guides for students wanting to master this novel. This study guide offers chapter summaries and detailed analysis of important scenes in the novel. It also provides comprehensive coverage of major themes and characters. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this guide is an invaluable companion to Wyndham’s novel. For teachers guiding students through The Chrysalids, this guide serves as a useful reference that clarifies literary concepts and social issues found in the novel. It provides stimulus for lesson plans and revision material.