Book Club Questions

Spoiler alert: some questions give away parts of the story

General

 

  1. Which scene sticks with you the most? 

  2. If you could ask the author anything, what would it be? What surprises you most about the story? 

  3. How does the book's title work? If you could give the book a new title, what would it be? 

  4. Are there lingering questions from the book you're still thinking about? 

  5. Which character in the book would you most like to meet? What would you ask them?

  6. Share a favourite quote from the book. Why does this quote stand out?

  7. Which places in the book would you most like to visit?

  8. What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what the book is about?

 

Specific:

 

  1. Can you sympathize with Rachel’s decision not to report the accident? Or is it unforgiveable?

  2. Some have said that Karl is a frightening, manipulative man who loves Rachel only for the way he can control her.  Others have said he loves her deeply and unconditionally and that she is always free to live whatever life she chooses. Which point of view is closest to your own?

  3. Is Karl right when he accuses Steven of “using” Rachel, leaning on her for selfish reasons and not truly loving her?

  4. Do you share Karl’s belief that there is a greater force out there that helps to shape our destiny?