The lovely ladies of Book Club (I'm in the middle, in a purple shirt):
If your book club reads With Good Behavior, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me an email or stop by on Goodreads, Twitter, or Facebook (*points to shiny buttons on the right*).
Here are some questions to facilitate your discussion of With Good Behavior:
- If you were basically a law-abiding citizen who’d just finished serving a prison sentence, how would you try to get back on your feet? Who would you turn to? How would you build back your confidence?
- Logan Barberi: Hero or Hater?
- Research on resiliency finds that having a positive role model or mentor can help children overcome dysfunctional backgrounds. What role did mentorship play in this story?
- Quite a few states and the federal government are doing away with parole, instead using a system of predetermined sentences and release time. What are the pros and cons of that change?
- Like Angelo, some people vow to do the opposite of their parents in terms of how they treat their children. What are the potential outcomes of such a decision? What factors influenced Carlo to become the man he was?
- Should Sophie have given her father another chance?
- It has been sad that guilt equates to “I made a mistake” whereas shame equates to “I am a mistake.” How did guilt and shame affect the characters in this story? What helped them to deal with their shame most effectively?
- What do you predict might be some issues that Grant and Sophie need to address in couples counseling?
- Which vegetable is sexiest, in your opinion?