After Thursday Topics for Discussion

Jean Ure
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1. After reading the first two chapters of After Thursday, what is your impression of Marianne, of Abe? What do you think the story is about? Explain your answers.

2. Marianne feels a bit left out as Abe, Donald, and Helena are absorbed in their music. Even so, she refuses to gang up with Peter and range herself "on the side of the Philistines." What does Ure mean by this statement? Who were the Philistines? Who did they gang up against? How is that incident like this one?

3. Marianne is seventeen and Abe is twenty-five. What would be your parents' reaction to you dating someone that much older than you? How do you feel about the relationship between Marianne and Abe?

4. In chapter 5, Donald tells Marianne, "It's just that I'd hate to see him [Abe] hurt, that's all." Marianne is indignant because she is sure she will not hurt him...

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