Sunday, September 4, 2016

Finishing Up Reconstructing Amelia & Starting The Stranger

I loved Reconstructing Amelia. It kept me guessing and interested the entire book. I also loved that the end totally shocked me. What did you think about Reconstructing Amelia? 

Here are a couple questions about Reconstructing Amelia. Let me know what you thought about the book!

1. Might Amelia's situation have been different if she'd had a larger family around her? What if that family had been larger, but more filled with conflict?

2. Is Kate a good mother? She believes she knows her daughter well, but does she? What does she discover about Amelia that surprises her? What does she discover that confirms her deepest beliefs about Amelia and their relationship?

3. What kind of a support network does Kate have to rely on? Does she bear any blame for the events that occur? Is there any way she could have prevented the tragedy? What about Grace Hall—how much, if any, responsibility does the school bear for Amelia's death? Who can you turn to for help in handling a problem involving your child?

4. Why is being popular so important in adolescence? Has the Internet and social networking added to the pressures teenagers must cope with? 
Our next book is The Stranger by Harlan Coben. We will be starting it Sunday September 4th and ending on Sunday Septemeber 18th.

Synopsis From Goodreads: The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.

Lets Get Reading!