Here it is Chicken Lit’ers, the third and final discussion on book #28, Flirting with Forty! Let’s see if we can answer these last few hand-picked questions from the reader guide:
- The divorce of Jackie and Daniel upset the status quo of their circle of friends, and even those who remained by Jackie’s side disapprove of some of her life choices. In what ways could it be argued that the lack of support actually proves beneficial for Jackie?
- Wanting more out of life is a key issue for Jackie. But the harder she fights the ordinary, the expected, the conventional, the deeper she runs into conflict with her family and her surroundings. Is she justified in her pursuit, or, as those around her seem to think, unreasonable or even unfair? Do you think that by the end of the book she has been successful?
- Nic demands, “How are you ever going to get used to being
single if you’re always running away?” Is there such a thing as a ‘proper’ single life? Does being a parent make spending time on your own, independent needs taboo?
- Kai comments “Nothing lasts forever… eventually everything always ends.” What do you think he means? Does he change his mind during the course of the novel? How do you see this affecting his relationship with Jackie? Have you ever been in a situation where you had to let go because something beautiful had to end? How did you cope with it and learn to move on?
- Rating alert: On a scale from 1 to 10 (1=worst book ever, 10=most amazing), what do you give Flirting with Forty? Are you interested in watching the book in movie form on Lifetime?
Bring on your comments, opinions, ideas… or whatever you have to say!