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Questions for book groups

  1. For the person who chose the book: What made you suggest it to the group?
  2. Do the characters Lou and Cath seem real and believable? How do they change throughout the course of the story?
  3. Talk about Sofia, Adam and Rich. Did any stand out for you? And how about Lou's mum, Cath's mum and Sukey? Were there any who you didn’t like? Did you agree with any of their points of view about IVF? Do you think the author did?
  4. Has anyone in the group read One Moment, One Morning? How did you feel about meeting the characters from that novel again? Do you think you need to have read One Moment to enjoy The Two Week Wait? Did you prefer one to the other?
  5. What did you think about the structure of the book? What did you think of the use of flashbacks and multiple perspectives?
  6. What was more important, the characters or plot? Was the plot moved forward by decisions of the characters, or were the characters at the mercy of the plot?
  7. What did you think about the author's use of research? How did it enhance or take away from the story? What did you learn from reading this novel?
  8. What about the language/writing style? Was it appropriate to the story? Was it more poetic or vernacular? (You might like to have each member read a favourite passage out loud. It’s best to warn them ahead so they'll be prepared.)
  9. What specific themes did you notice throughout the novel? Did you think there was anything particular Sarah Rayner is trying to get across to the reader overall? In what ways do the events in the book reveal evidence of the author's world view?
  10. What do you think will be your lasting impression of The Two Week Wait? Are you glad you read it and would you recommend it? Did it make you want to read more work by the author?


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