One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies Topics for Discussion

Sonya Sones
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In the beginning of the book, Ruby writes about her mother and her mother's death. Use passages from the text to support your answers.

1) What does Ruby say about her mother's death?

2) How has it affected her emotionally?

3) How do you think Ruby's mother died?

Ruby believes that Whip is a typical self-absorbed movie star. When she first meets Whip, and sees his home, her beliefs about him are confirmed. How does Whip unknowingly reinforce Ruby's feelings about him when they first meet? What is it about Whip's home that confirms Ruby's belief that he is self absorbed? Do you think that Whip seems self absorbed? Why or why not? Is Ruby being fair to Whip when she assumes things about his personality and life style? Why or why not?

Max is Whip's assistant and personal trainer. He lives with Whip and Ruby and...

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