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Questions for Discussion
Did the story unfold the way you expected? If not, what surprised you?
Which character would you most like to meet?
Which character or characters were most like people you know? Did you feel the characters were relatable?
Did you think the way Maggie reacted to her situation was realistic or over the top? Could you put yourself in her shoes? Did you understand why she made the decisions she made?
Do you think it’s possible to not realize what you are walking into when you move forward with something, even if it’s not in your best interest?
Did you understand Jim’s point of view? Did you feel for him, or did he make you mad?
Which parts of the book stood out to you the most?
What themes did you find in the story? What were the main points you think the author was trying to make? Did you find symbolic moments in the way Gia was with Maggie and Maggie was with her own mother?
What did you think about the ending? Did you think it was realistic or disappointing? How would you rather have the story end?
How do you picture Maggie and Jim’s lives after the story ended?
What would you change if the book were turned into a movie? Who would you cast in the parts of the main characters?
Did this book change the way you think about anything? Did you learn anything new?