Monday, August 23, 2010

Rachel's Response to Chapters 11-20

Hi guys! I loved reading all the responses last week. I can't wait to check out your blogs again this week! If only we could all sit down together and discuss this over a cup of coffee. For now, the internet will have to do!

1. Where do you think Tim and Marty are at this point in the story?

Honestly, who knows. I kind of think they may have gone into hiding, but then a piece of me thinks they may be plotting something else that will only get them into more trouble.

2. What were your thoughts as CeeCee was helping Genevieve deliver her baby?
"OH MY GOODNESS, CEECEE HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE IS DOING!!"...that was what was really rolling through my mind. I was definitely flipping through the pages fast here. I knew something would go wrong, because I didn't envision CeeCee hurting Genevieve, but it still had me feeling anxious. I know my heart rate must have gone up when I read that chapter! But I do have to say, that my heart was going out to CeeCee here. I know Genevieve was the one dying, but poor CeeCee. This is not at all what she thought she was getting into.

3. After Genevieve died, what would you have done with her baby if you had been in CeeCee's shoes?
Honestly, I'd fess up to the cops. I don't hold secrets well, and I'd go forward and turn the baby and myself in. The consequences wouldn't be great, but I couldn't live with that secret all to myself like she will.

4. Why do you think CeeCee/Eve is still holding onto hope that Tim will come for her?
Because she is SIXTEEN! This is her first love, and like so many of you said last week, she is naive and in love/lust. She really believes that Tim is her soul mate and it will all work out. There is so much she still has to learn.

5. How do you think Eve will establish her new identity in Virginia?
I think she's going to put herself on her feet and move on, but that will take some time and she will always hold Tim and this secret in the back of her mind. If she falls in love with someone else and starts a family, the idea of Tim and what happened with Genevieve will always haunt her, no matter how great her new life may be.

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?
The more I read, the more I like her. She is definitely a young girl who is not making some great choices (ie, trying to drop the baby off at the Governor's mansion and get away...), but I find her to be likable. She is lost, and every person she cares for has been stripped from her life. This baby (Cory) is her shot at starting over. Oh! But I will say, it bugged me when she said the baby cut her finger on her hair. What? That was just a little too silly for me. With the exception of that scene, I have loved to read about CeeCee!

And one last thing, not related to the questions...was anyone else sad to see Eve lose all her letters? Broke my heart to pieces. I knew she wasn't going to go back to her apartment at the end of everything, but seeing her lose that last piece of her mom had me so upset. Anyone else?


  1. Yes!!! I was totally sad to see the letters left behind. What choice did she have once she had made the decision to help Tim? At least she had already read all the letters.

  2. I touched on your point about the letters on my response. How devastating!

  3. I was really confused with the whole obsession with her hair in the story as well. Everyone kept telling her how beautiful her hair was, Cory cuts her finger, and then that's really the end of it being mentioned. Very strange!

  4. Yes! I was so upset that she lost those letters! It definitely made me feel sorry for her at that point!

  5. I was definitely sad to see the letters left behind as well.

    I would have fessed up too, there is no way I could have just carried on and let that go. It would haunt me for the rest of my life.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting, this is lots of fun!

  6. The whole hair thing annoyed me too! Losing the letters was definitely a heart tugger.

  7. I agree with everything you said... the hair thing and the letters were definitely parts that stuck out to me too!

  8. CeeCee/Eve losing the letters did break my heart. Although I think it will be for the best to help her move on, I think that anytime you lose something from your family that means so much, it is hard. Especially since that was probably the only thing she had to remind her of her mother.

  9. I think its interesting how many people had such a reaction to the hair thing. I actually didn't even remember that part until it was brought up in so many of your blogs. I'm not a mom and don't really hang out with children much. I've heard stories of much less hurting children so I just took it as something that could possibly happen. It is disappointing when you find a mistake in a book. I always think about how many people read that over and over again and didn't catch it.

  10. I too was heartbroken over her having to leave her letters behind! I'm so glad she had already read all of them before, at least there was nothing in them that she didn't already read.
    I agree with what you said about Cory cutting her hand on CeeCee's hair. It just seemed so out of place, but other than that I have really enjoyed this book!

  11. Yes, I was very sad about her losing her letters. I just posted my link this evening because this wasn't up before I had to leave for work.

  12. I was sad to see her lose the letters as well. I am still hoping that someday she will be able to discover them again (perhaps when she comes out with the real story). These letters are such a part of her identity.

  13. I was definitely flipping pages quickly when G was in labor!! My husband walked in the room to ask me something and I shushed him! Whoops :)