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The Perfect Neighborhood
How does the title work in relation to the book's contents?
Was there one character you connected with more than the others? If so, who and why?
At what age would you allow your child to walk home from school either alone or with a friend?
Discuss the various relationships within the novel. Which were the strongest and which were the most toxic?
Phil Foster is different since he returned from Afghanistan. How do you think his experiences shaped the way he behaves?
Did you suspect the villain, and, if so, at what point in the story?
If you're a parent or own a home in a seemingly “perfect neighborhood,” did this story change your perspective in any way? If so, how?
Discuss the ending. What do you think is next for each of the characters?
He'll Be Waiting
What was your initial reaction to the novel? Did the story hook you immediately, or take some time to get into?
Do you think the story was plot-based or character driven? Explain your choice.
Did you feel that one person in particular was responsible for the events that took place?
Did you pick out any themes throughout the novel?
How did the characters change throughout the story? How did your opinion of them shift? Was there one you felt most connected to? If so, who and why?
Discuss the ending? What did you like, what did you not like, and what do you wish had been different?
Did the book change your opinion or perspective about anything? Do you feel different now than you did before you read it?
Was there a quote or passage that stayed with you after reading?
What questions do you have that may have been left unanswered?