JUST LIKE OTHER DAUGHTERS

By Colleen Faulkner
Kensington BooksOctober 2013
kensingtonbooks.com

Trade Paperback288 pages, $15.00, ISBN: 9780758266842
Subject: Family / Women's Lives / Coming of Age

  1. When the book opens, do you feel that Alicia is giving Chloe the independence she needs/deserves? If not, give an example.
  2. Would you have responded differently than Alicia when Chloe first came home saying she and Thomas were going to get married?
  3. Do you think Randall loved his daughter? Why do you think he wasn't more involved in her life? Was Alicia responsible for his lack of involvement? Do you think Randall's relationship with Chloe would have been different had Chloe not had an intellectual disability?
  4. Do you think Alicia should have allowed Chloe to get married? Should Margaret have allowed Thomas to get married? Would there have been a better option?
  5. Do you think having Chloe and Thomas move into Alicia's house after they were married was a good idea? Would the marriage have survived had they moved into Margaret's house? A group home?
  6. How could Alicia have prevented Chloe and Thomas's marriage from failing? Margaret?
  7. What would you have done if Chloe had been your daughter and become pregnant? How do you think others would have reacted to your choice?
  8. How do you think Alicia's story will end?

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