Monday, August 23, 2010

Erin's Response to Chapters 11-20

1. Where do you think Tim and Marty are at this point in the story?
I honestly have no idea. I can only assume they're up to no good and CeeCee isn't even a thought in Tim's selfish mind.

2. What were your thoughts as CeeCee was helping Genevieve deliver her baby?
I was dying inside! I kept screaming, "Get out of there! Hurry to the hospital. She told you she didn't feel well and you didn't believe her!" I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, but I felt like I was barreling toward something awful and I knew that something bad was going to happen to Genevieve. CeeCee is too young to have to go through something like this, but I still got so angry with her that she got herself into this mess in the first place.

3. After Genevieve died, what would you have done with her baby if you had been in CeeCee's shoes?
I would have had to confess and turn the baby in. I would have felt so guilty every time I looked into the baby's eyes. I couldn't raise her like she was my own. I think CeeCee is just looking for love where ever she can find it and babies love unconditionally.

4. Why do you think CeeCee/Eve is still holding onto hope that Tim will come for her?
Because she's young, immature, and Tim's love is the first love she has ever experienced from a man. She didn't have a father or a father figure and I just think all she wants is to be loved in return. She thought that by doing this for Tim he would love her more and she's still waiting for that to be true. I'm hopeful that something happens soon that causes her to snap out of it and get on with her life.

5. How do you think Eve will establish her new identity in Virginia?
I think she'll pick up and work. She'll have a life and people around her that want to support her and Cory and will make sure that she feels welcomed. This will help build up her self-worth and she'll see that she doesn't need to settle.

6. What do you think of CeeCee/Eve now after she has gone through with the kidnapping, the delivery of the baby, the escape, and the relocation?
I have loved reading everyone's responses to these types of questions about CeeCee because we all have different opinions. But I want to shake some sense into CeeCee. I'm still upset with her for agreeing to go through with this and now the consequences make me so sad. As a mother, I can't believe she is raising someone else's child and that she hasn't even confessed that the child's mother is dead. And she watched her die! I know that CeeCee is immature and maybe I'm being too hard on her, but I was always taught that if you're going to make grown up decisions, you need to act like a grown up.

I'm so sad for CeeCee that the letters are gone, but I think that now that the letters are gone she will be forced to grow up. Without her mother's voice, CeeCee will have to think like an adult more than she has been.

And like everyone else, I was just shaking my head when CeeCee thought that Cory cut her hand on CeeCee's hair. I wonder if that was just poor writing. Maybe Chamberlain wanted CeeCee/Eve to cut her hair and this seemed like the only reason that a 16 year old would cut her hair that she loved so much? I don't know, but her immaturity really showed itself in that part of the book.


  1. So glad you felt the same way about CeeCee and her hair. Way too silly for me.

  2. I'm glad you touched on the hair thing, you're absolutely right. I don't know if it's just poor writing or if she's trying to make CeeCee look immature, but it just doesn't make sense.

  3. I couldn't figure out how you'd cut your finger on someone's hair either! What in the world?

  4. Hahaha, the hair thing confused me too, but I just chalked it up to my not knowing anything about babies. I mean, how would I know what could cut a baby's hand?!? LOL.

  5. I agree about the hand cut in the hair...I thought maybe this was just bad writing, very silly.

  6. I agree, it's so hard to not look at her and think, what are you doing girls, you're only 16. Get to a hospital and turn yourself in, NOW!

    I forgot about the hair thing until people started mentioning it, but I agree, I thought it was kind of unrealistic.

  7. I agree with you that I hope CeeCee/Eve snaps out of this whole Tim coming to rescue her thing soon and begins to start over her life. I also agree that I think the saddest thing is that this baby will never know her true family. That is what breaks my heart the most.

  8. I'm so glad you touched on the thing with CeeCee's hair. I agree that it may have just been poor writing. I'm not sure, but it really did seem a little dumb. All in all though I think it's a great book so far, and I've loved reading it!

  9. I definately agree that I want her to snap out of it and realize that Tim is not coming back to "save her"

  10. I hadn't thought about CeeCee wanting to keep the baby out of her desperate need for love.. very interesting perspective!

  11. In my responses on my blog, I touched on how this fantasy life she's creating certainly cannot go on forever...and I intuitively feel that it's only a matter of time before her past catches up with her. The governer's wife is missing, for heck's sake! I think that CeeCee probably should have cut her famous hair to go with her incognito life...but saying that Cory cut her hand on it is a really silly 'reason' for Chamberlain to create. I rolled my eyes:-).

    As a side note, Erin, this has been SO much fun! I'm loving our comments on one another's thoughts about the book!

  12. yes! I wanted to shake CeeCee and say confess!! Take the baby to its father!!
    I think the hair thing was a bit overdone too.

    yay! I'm so glad I'm finally caught up on my reading.