Welcome to my read-along answers for Masquerade by Cambria Hebert! This week’s questions were provided by Rainy Day Ramblings and next week’s questions will be at Veronica at Mostly Reviews .
Hope you enjoy! And if you haven’t read this book yet, what are you waiting for!?
Week 3/ Chapters 16-24 Discussion Questions
1. Heven’s mother has definite ideas about Heven and her scars – what they mean – and their relationship is strained. Do you think their relationship can be saved?
I think it would take a LOT of work to get their relationship back on track. Since Heven’s mother is totally closed-minded and can’t even seem to have a rational conversation about Heven and her scars, I think Heven would need to have a VAST amount of patience in order to save this relationship. But, I also feel it is important to at least try to save it; you only get one mom.
2. Sam tells Heven about how he came to be living on his own, how his parents kicked him out after he became what he is. He doesn’t seem angry though, he seems to accept it. Would you be angry? Do you think he should be?
I would be angry! I mean, how could they just turn their backs on me, like I didn’t even exist anymore! Of course, this is because I have very supportive parents, and I know they would do anything for me. If my parents acted like Sam’s did, we probably would have had some words…
3. During these chapters, Heven and Sam visit the Inbetween and meet Airis (aka The Hope). Were you surprised by this series of events? Do you think a place like the InBetween really exists?
I would like to believe there’s a place like the InBetween, if only for situations like Sam and Heven’s: visiting before coming back to life. I guess that’s the great part about the “unknown” – it’s not known. Similar to purgatory, I would think, the InBetween is a place for choices and reflection.
4. When Heven’s scars are no longer a part of her and she says “she no longer recognizes herself” – do you think that the absence of her scar will change her once more?
I do. Heven took so long to break out of her shell when she was scarred that they became a greater part of her identity than she probably even realized. She put her self-worth into how people viewed her with her scars, and sorely misjudged a few. Now that her scars are gone, she needs to once again find out who she is – her own view of herself as opposed to what she things people view her as – in order to change how she seems herself.
5. Gran is very accepting of Heven and of Sam. Do you think that she understands more – knows more than she lets on – about Heven’s life or do you think her love is just unconditional?
Gran is WONDERFUL! Her love for Heven is totally unconditional and she makes sure to show Heven that is the case. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out Gran knows more about what’s going on than we/Heven realize. Until then, she tries to help “heal” Heven’s wounds any way she can. If Sam makes her happy, Gran is ok with Sam being around. And since we know Sam will do anything to protect Heven, Gran has made a great choice in trusting Sam with Heven.
Come join me next Thursday for the last round of questions! And here are the links for Masquerade if you haven’t gotten it yet:
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