Monday, September 6, 2010

Erin's Response to Chapters 36-50

1. Have your feelings about Tim changed through out this last section of chapters?
I think it's truly admirable that he hasn't thrown CeeCee under the bus. I still don't really trust him and I think there's a lot more that we don't know about why he wanted to kidnap Genevieve. But I do think it's really decent of him that he has decided to take the fall for this.

2. Do you agree with Cory and her behavior as an adult and her life with Ken? Is she justified in cutting her mother and father out of her life?
Oh my word! I'm so irritated with Cory. One day she wants to be her own person to escape her mother and then she's all of a sudden being "brainwashed" by her older boyfriend. I think it's good for her to distance herself a little bit to learn to stand on her feet, but to completely cut Eve out of her life is wrong and sad. And for a guy to come into his girlfriend's house and not respect her parents? I think that's about the worst.

3. At what point do you think Cory decided to spend less time with her mother?
When Cory wanted to know more about her father and her family history and Eve wouldn't really answer her questions, I think Cory started to trust her mother less and less. She started realizing that her mother was to blame for all of her insecurities and fears and wanted to do something to change her life. The downward spiral is really sad to watch because we know that all Eve wants is Cory's love. And after year's of overprotectiveness, now she has no control over her and knows nothing about her daughter's life.

4. What do you think is Eve's biggest fear?
More than spending time in jail and confessing to Dru and Jack, I think Eve is just afraid of losing Cory. I don't think she sees herself as deserving of any of the good things in her life.

5. When the story about Genevieve's body came out, what would you have done if you were Eve? Just sat back and watched things unfold? Come forward? Would you tell Jack?
I don't think I ever could have let it get this far in the first place, but when the story came out, I think I would have kept it to myself while watching things unfold. At this point, it was so long ago that she has become a completely different person. CeeCee should have confessed, but Eve shouldn't confess. I think Jack deserves to know just so Eve can get some of this off her conscience, but to risk losing everything? Just to save Tim? I don't know...

6. Do you think Eve should tell Jack and confess? Why?
Jack is supposed to be her best friend and partner and I think it will do Eve a lot of good to tell her husband. So she can talk about it with someone. The lies she has told him over the years will really upset him and their marriage may be over, but he deserves to know. And I think it will do her some good to tell him.


  1. These chapters were SO good! No, I still don't like Tim, and yes, I have gone ahead and finished the book. I think Cory is making a big mistake shacking up with Ken and turning away from Eve and Jack. I linked up my post about these chapters but here's my link:

  2. Cory drove me crazy too!! I wanted to knock some sense into her!

  3. I think most of my answers were quite similar. Cory was driving me crazy and my heart was aching for Eve to just talk to Jack and confess.