Thursday, July 30, 2009

Briar Rose #3

Would you call this novel a mystery? How is this story like a mystery novel? Even though Becca's family dismiss Gemma's fairy tale story as merely the ramblings of an old woman, Becca feels compelled to break through the mystery of Gemma's past. What are her clues? And what about this element of mystery? Does Becca's journey of discovery add tension to the book? Does Becca's exploration of her grandmother's past bring more understanding of herself and her family? Why do you think her parents never tried to learn more about Gemma's history? Why are people willing to leave this kind of mystery alone?

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