Chilly Scenes of Winter Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Those who like Beattie's work tend to like it very much but also tend to be unsure as to why they like it. Those who dislike Beattie's work tend to detest it. This should make for lively discussions of any of her works, as well as Chilly Scenes of Winter.

Those who are unfamiliar with the social issues of the early 1970s may find this book tough going; this problem could be alleviated by presentation of the background of the era, particularly noting the youth rebellion of the 1960s and general disillusionment felt by many people as they came of age as adults in the 1970s. In this context, Charles's pursuit of love is not just sad or even pathetic, it represents an effort to define oneself in a positive way in an era in which social definitions were vague or contradictory.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Chilly Scenes of Winter from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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