Friendship – Questions Pt. 1

Hope you guys are loving the book so far! This one is a lot shorter than The One and Only so I hope this schedule isn’t too slow for you! If it is, please leave a comment below and we can come up with a new system of schedules based on the length of the book. It seemed to me this book started out with mostly character building, so these questions are probably a bit slim this time around.

Notable Quotes
“Being pretty, or whatever Amy was from the right angle, had always struck her as overrated: an invitation to a lame party you never wanted to go to in the first place but somehow didn’t quite want to leave once you got there.” Chapter 2

“…she realized that the pet food store was right next to the nice wine shop and it would be silly if she didn’t take the opportunity to go in and get a bottle of something. The cute label that leaped out at her was on a nineteen-dollar bottle, a little bit more than she usually liked to spend, but it had been a hard day and she deserved a treat.” Chapter 5

“… they were allies in a world full of idiots and enemies.” Chapter 7

” Well we’re still relatively young, you know? I’m sure all kinds of unimaginable things will happen.” Chapter 8

“How powerless the trees were! They got to make only one decision, and then they had to reap its consequences for their entire lives. On the plus side, though, they were relieved of the burden of having to make any further decisions. There was that to be said for being a tree.” Chapter 9

Questions
1. How are Bev and Amy different personality-wise? We know they could both stand to do some maturing, but analyze their immaturity and actions. How is their shallowness different?

2. Amy and Bev are very different. What do you think keeps their friendship alive?

3. Do Sam and Amy love each other or are they just comfortable? Try to explain their relationship.

4. It seems like Bev and Steve get along pretty well on their date. Do you think anything will come of this relationship? (Don’t spoil if you’ve read ahead!)

2 Comments

  1. Mali Trueblood August 11, 2014

    1. Throughout the book, I envisioned Bev as more rough around the edges than Amy. Although Amy struggles just as Bev does, she doesn’t seem to value the things she has. Amy seems to breeze through life while Bev seems hardened by it.

    2. I honestly don’t know. Their relationship is incredibly odd to me, but I assume they almost feel obligated to keep in touch because of their past experiences.

    3. I believe they’re just comfortable. Their relationship feels off to me, and I don’t know if it has to do with the age gap, the fact that Sam has been married before, or what. I don’t see it continuing throughout the entirety of the book, however.

    4. Blegh, I don’t think so. Bev was using Steve for a nice meal and intentionally tried to make herself undesirable for the date. Not a great way to start off any kind of relationship, especially of the romantic variety. We’ll see where it goes, but I think it was a one-time thing.

    I had a hard time getting into this book and staying interested. I sure hope it picks up a bit!


    • I also had a hard time getting into this book! I hope we can choose a winner with the third book, haha. I had such high hopes for this one… hopefully it gets better in the final third!


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