The questions below can be used in virtual small group discussions held throughout the academic year. These questions can help students gain a better understanding of the book’s themes and topics.
- What was your initial reaction to the book? Have you heard Wambach’s speech prior to reading the book?
- What was your favorite quote/passage? Why did this quote/passage resonate with you?
- Did you pick out any themes throughout the book? If so, how can you apply these themes to your own life?
- How did the structure of the book affect the story? If you were the author of the book, what structure would you utilize?
- Did the book change your opinion or perspective about anything? Do you feel different now than you did before you read it?
- The #MeToo movement has gained international traction in recent years. Do some of Wambach’s themes match up with the #MeToo movement’s mission and values?
- If you got the chance to ask the author of this book one question, what would It be?
- What do you think the author’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was she trying to get across?
- If you could hear this same story from another person’s point of view, who would you choose?
- Did reading the book impact your mood. If yes, how so?
- How did the book impact you overall? Do you think you’ll remember it in a few months or years?
- Are there lingering questions from the book you’re still thinking about?
Please check out the “The Themes & Activities for 2020-2021” page for more activities to do with your small groups!