So, throughout these first nine chapters I have kind of gotten a general feeling for Nastya. Her personality intrigues me and so does Josh’s family dynamic.
Here are my three questions for this week. Enjoy. My personal commentary will be in purple.
1. The first passage, before Chapter One, how did that intrigue you? That last line, why do you think she wants to kill with her left? Do you have any clue what may have happened to her after reading the first section of the book?
I was intrigued because I’m curious what she used her left hand for. After reading and learning about her interest in the piano- I’m starting to think that’s what she used it for. I’m guessing she wants to kill with her left because it is a way to get revenge without proving whoever “he” is truly ruined her.
2. What do you think of Nastya leaving home to live with her Aunt? Is there more to the story about her move that you would like to know? Her relationship with her mother, what insight about Nastya does it give you?
I think Nastya is the type of girl who will do whatever she needs to be less miserable. Obviously she doesn’t have a good relationship with her mom, considering she didn’t even want to text her when she registered for school. I think the fact she left shows that there is something dark in her personally, and within her family she hasn’t come clean to the reader about yet.
3. What was your initial reaction when Nastya and Josh finally met- intertwining the story? Do you think Nastya should have spoken to him or at least said thank you? Or do you believe her keeping her pact to be silent was the best route to go?
I gasped. I was wondering when the two narrators when come together, and the way the author did it- I believe was flawless. The idea of Nastya being upset and running away only to run into the other main character was just a good way to bring them together. I think Nastya was smart to stay mute because she should not fully trust in someone she does not know personally. Throughout these chapters we’ve seen that she does not trust and she does not like people- so why should she have spoken?