365 Days Book Club

April 2020 Book Club Discussion – Three Things I Know are True

April was an entire month at home for my family. Our Stay at Home orders extended out from the original date. After I settled into–somewhat of–a routine, I was able to get some more personal goals accomplished including finishing this month’s read.

National Poetry Month is in April. To celebrate, we read Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley (commissioned link). This book was just released in January 2020!

Let’s start with this question: What was your initial reaction to the book? Did you love it? Hate it? Not get around to read it?

Three Things I Know Are True Book Club Discussion

  1. Because the narrator is a teenager telling about her perspective of the accident, how credible did you find her?
  2. Much of the plot is centered around the court case for the accident. Who is to blame for what happened to Jonah? Did you agree with what was decided in court?
  3. A big theme in the story is centered around learning to forgive others. How can this theme be applied to the world today? What other themes do you see as being a part of the text?
  4. How did the characters change throughout the story?
  5. On page 37, Liv says, “I have a theory about friendship. One friend is always nicer.” What does she mean by this? Is she correct in her statement?
  6. Liv’s dad believed that people should not judge one another because people do not know what it was like to live that person’s life. How does this apply to the different characters throughout the story (Liv’s mom, Clay, Raine, Gwen, etc.)? How might this apply to the current situation with Covid-19?

Thanks to those that joined us in April on this collective read. Please share your thoughts in the comments. This is an ongoing, open discussion thread.

If you missed March’s post, but have read or want to read  The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (commissioned link), follow the link to the discussion questions and leave your thoughts!

For May, I need a change.  365 Days of New is reading The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (commissioned link). This book is going to be a movie this month which will be released on May 15, 2020. I LOVE when I can compare a book to a film. This is a suspenseful psychological thriller about what one doctor, Ann Fox, accidently witnesses while watching her seemingly normal neighbors from her window. I’m looking forward to reading and talking about it at the end of the month.

Check out all of 365 Days of New’s 2020 book club choices here.

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