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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

book club :: the mountain between us | discussion questions (chapters 14 - 26)

book club :: the mountain between us | discussion questions (chapters 14 - 26)
I'm reading The Mountain Between Us in April and have invited you to read along if you'd like. Every Wednesday in April, I will be listing a couple of discussion questions about the chapters we were supposed to read. I plan to read 13 chapters a week. It's about 100 pages or so. You can, of course, read at your pace and look over the discussion questions when you're ready.
  1. "This land is harsh and unforgiving, beautiful and magnificent yet unbending. Biting cold one second, hot the next, frigid the next" (p. 154). Consider the wilderness setting as symbolic for life. What are the challenges in the wilderness / in life? 
  2. "Never make it without the compass. In the trees, I'd lose all sense of perspective. Direction. Maybe life is like that" (p.164). Is the compass symbolic? If so, for what?
  3. Why would the author choose to make Ashley immobile with a broken leg? What is Ben to learn from her dependency?
Related: Discussion questions for chapters 1 - 13