1. Friendship is set up as the main theme of the novel, in the prologue. What do you think are two qualities that make a good friend and why?
I think that loyalty and trustworthiness are the two most important qualities in a friend, since friends with those qualities will always stick by a person, no matter what.
2. Faith narrates the prologue. What is the significance of Faith's name, as it seems to relate to the book?
In the prologue, it is revealed that one of the women has cancer. However, Faith seems to have faith that things will work out, since the friends have always worked through their problems together and will continue to do so, presumably, for the rest of their lives.
3. Describe what the five friends are doing, as the book opens.
The women are sitting around a hospital room, as the book opens.One is knitting, one is sleeping, and the others are either reading or daydreaming. They then begin to reminisce about their past.
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