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Book Group Reflection – 3rd Day May 20, 2012

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At our third meeting, the group had all completed the book.  This was the first time we could all discuss all of the events in the book. We helped each other understand any remaining confusion in the book. We continued our discussion of the characters and what we thought they looked like, and what we could infer that wasn’t literally spelled out about them. We also talked about how Cammie’s jealousies, and how she related to the other characters, were important to the story. Her jealousies created the motivation for her actions and that moved the story along.  Characters with feelings that seemed believable, made the story interesting.

 

 

 

We decided that the main purpose of the book was to entertain us. We thought an additional purpose was to relate to readers of a similar age with similar problems. By making the story enjoyable and easy to read, it was easier for the author to get her other purpose across.  A few of us would like to read other books with these characters or by this author. Others did not like this book that much. Most of us thought that reading a book with a book group was helpful.

 

Book Group Reflection – 2nd Day

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At our second meeting, most of the group was ahead of our target page of the book, but some of the members were just on target.  This affected our discussion becuase some people wanted to talk about events upcoming in the book.  We discussed the tools that Cammie used in her missions. She used typical objects like a necklace in an unusual way. These kinds of details made the events more interesting and relatable. We discussed parts of the book that we thought were confusing, and made sure everyone was ready to move on.

 

 

Next week, all of us should be finished with the book.  We plan to talk about how more characters are brought in. These characters affect the story because Cammie’s jealousies affect her actions. We also will talk about how we picture the characters based on what we are told about them in the book. We will discuss the feelings of others towards Cammie. We will try to determine what is the meaning of the book.  What was it trying to teach us?

 

Book Group Reflection – 1 day May 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — prushton101 @ 7:33 pm

My group’s book discussion went very well. Our book that we chose to read was ” I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You”. The first thing we talked about was the theme and cover of the book. The group had some very interesting thoughts and point of views. We discussed Cammie, the main character, and what we thought her feelings and insecurities were. My group also pointed out what character best fit to their own personality. After going through all the topics and questions we played a game where you act like one of the characters, and then the rest of the group members to guess which one it is.

 

 

Next week we will try to all be at page 100, so we can continue on through the chapter and talk about the theme of the story so far. Next time we will talk about the new characters introduced and their  connections to the existing characters.  We will also discuss how the introduction of new characters helps the author move the plot along.  We will examine how the character’s relationships change.  We will talk about the supplies Cammie uses and how they affect the plot. We will see if we can determine if the author’s purpose was something other than just to entertain us.