Monday, August 16, 2010

Rachel's Response to Chapters 1-10

Like Erin said, let us know how you feel about how we're going about posting and answering questions! We want your feedback!

1. What was your first impression of Tim?

He seems likable, funny, maybe even charming. He seems like he has CeeCee's best interest at heart, although he does seem to care more about his family than CeeCee. I don't think he's trying to use here. But then again I'm one to give people the benefit of the doubt.

2. If you were in CeeCee’s position, would you be willing to help your boyfriend in the way that she is willing to help Tim?
No. No way in the world would I be involved with him in this plot. But then again, I’m one who avoids putting myself into dangerous situations. I suppose I’m not a risk taker. And from the way I see it, CeeCee is risking a lot to help out Tim and his family. But then again, if I were CeeCee I wouldn’t be sixteen years old dating a graduate student.

3. Why do you think CeeCee is so eager to please Tim?
Let’s be honest, she’s just sixteen! Sixteen year old girls seem to have a need to please the men in their life. They do stupid stuff if it means they’ll be loved. CeeCee may be mature, but she still wants to find love!

4. Who do you think has it harder? Tim or CeeCee?
CeeCee. She has no one. No family at all, where as Tim still has his father and Marty. While I do feel bad for the place he’s in, my sympathy falls to CeeCee before Tim

5. What character trait(s) about CeeCee stuck out the most to you in these first ten chapters?
In one word, I’d say her courage. We’ve seen it displayed a few times in the story already, and I don’t think this will be the end of that

6. Do you think CeeCee is as mature as she seems?
She’s lost her one and only parent and she’s spent the last four years taking care of herself in foster homes. I think this makes someone grow up fast. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that she really is just sixteen. She’s very young to be in her position.


  1. Could you put up the discussion questions a day ahead for those of us who have to work outside of the home? I didn't realize there would be questions to answer so just posted my random thoughts about the first 10 chapters.

  2. Has anyone said they would do this for their boyfriend?

  3. Great answers! I also think it would be a great idea to post the discussion questions the day before, but maybe not put up a McLinky till the day of. That way we can get our posts ready, but spoilers won't be posted for those who haven't finished the assigned readings.

  4. Hey ladies! You don't have to answer the questions- they're just there as a discussion guide to use. We'll talk about getting them up the day before and see if that's something we can pull together.