- September 5th- Candace’s Book Blog- Chapters 1-5, pages 1-44
- September 12th- Buried in Books- Chapters 6-10, pages 45-111
- September 19th- Rainy Day Ramblings- Chapters 11-16, pages 112-194
- September 26th- The Flyleaf Review- Chapters 17-21, pages 195-219
I had no idea what to think about this whole thing. I’m very familiar with hoarding, but hoarding paper seemed strange. But right away I had a feeling there was more to the whole thing, a real reason why her mom had to write stuff down. I think maybe my first reaction was that she’s schizophrenic though. But once I got to know her even just a tiny bit I didn’t think that was the case.
Too good to be true. But yet, I trusted him immediately. He radiates good vibes I guess. But I want to know more about him cause obviously there’s more to him then meets the eye. I mean, how did he make her arm feel better?
I have. And it made me feel bad because I didn’t feel good enough for them. In Cora’s case she really doesn’t have that much to lose, so it just shows her weak character. At least so far.
I’m not sure if I would be brave enough to stand up for myself. It’s horrible, but I am so easily hurt. People saying hurtful things to me would likely have me running with my head down.It’s much easier for me to stand up for others. Unfortunately I don’t speak up until I’m good and royally pissed and there’s no nice left and I totally go off on them. Sometimes I do that to idiots on the phone too though and I guess that’s standing up for myself. Sort of.
I’m not going to comment on the first part since I already know since I read both books. But if I could have an ability I think I would want to have the ability to heal. Or fly. Or super speed. Yeah, I’ll just take them all.
Next weeks questions are below:
1. At the start of Chapter 6, Nalena follows Garrett in pursuit of the man who attacked her in the woods. She has a semi-out-of-body-experience, running faster than she should be able to, with the ground passing beneath her in “a dirty blur”. Her feeling of fear is what jerks her back into herself and trips her up. What do you think of her new abilities and what limitations might they present?
2. After Nalena loses Garrett in the pursuit, Nalena and her mother end up at Garrett’s house to let his parents know what has happened. We meet the rest of the Reese family, including Garrett’s oldest brother and carbon copy, Sean, and Garrett’s youngest sibling and only sister, Iris. Sean and Iris remain at the house while the rest go to search for Garrett. Why do you think they were the ones left behind? Anything odd in their conversation that could give us clues as to what is going on?
3. Chapter 7- Um, WHY do you think he didn’t kiss her??? If you were in Nali’s shoes, would you have forced the kiss to happen?
4. In Chapter 7, Evangeline drops it like its hot and explains her past, what the Ianua is and why she’s kept Nalena from it all. At this point, if you could have a broader view of the world Nalena is entering into, what would you envision or assume it to be like? Would you be frightened or intrigued?
5. Regina and Jen visit Nalena in the school bathroom with a whooping in mind. Does it bother you that they are cheerleaders? What if Jen had been a random, unpopular girl? Would the scene have the same impact for you?
6. Chapter 10, the Reese boys reveal that Nalena being a Contego means that there is a Cusp coming. If you were to define the Cusp, what do you think it would be? Would it be a singular event or a series of them? Why do you think Evangeline takes it so hard that her daughter is not Alo?