Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes

When I heard that Rachel and Erin were creating a blogging book club, I knew that I just had to join in! I've always wanting to join a book club!

We are reading The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. I honestly had never heard of the book and was a little intimidated at the size of it when I went to pick it up from the library, but it really is a great book! Full of suspense, intense characters, and a story line that keeps encouraging you to read more. I'm loving this read.

I missed last week's questions, but here are my responses to the week 2 questions. To join in on the blogging book reading fun, check out Book Beginnings and Bookends.

1. Where do you think Tim and Marty are at this point in the story?
I have no idea, but probably up to no good or somewhere deep in hiding. I do wonder if they had any contact with their sister, Andi or if they figured out what happened in the cabin with CeeCee and Genevieve.

2. What were your thoughts as CeeCee was helping Genevieve deliver her baby?
"This is CRAZY!" I have no idea how she didn't freak out (more than she already was). I can't imagine doing anything like that at age 16...or now.

3. After Genevieve died, what would you have done with her baby if you had been in CeeCee's shoes?
It really turned into such a mess and I felt bad for CeeCee because of the disaster that unraveled. I think at the point I would realize that I was in WAY over my head, and turn myself in to the authorities or a trusted friend.

4. Why do you think CeeCee/Eve is still holding onto hope that Tim will come for her?
I think that she is holding onto that hope because she truly was in love with him. And really, who wouldn't hope that their first love would heroically come for them?

5. How do you think Eve will establish her new identity in Virginia?
I think that she will find a job and get herself together in Virginia. She will somehow move on from her experience and embrace her new life.

6. What do you think of CeeCee/Eve now after she has gone through with the kidnapping, the delivery of the baby, the escape, and the relocation?
I think that she has a good heart and wants to do what is right, but is having a hard time doing it. I like her character, but am still mad at her for going along with Tim's plan. I keep wanting to tell her, "If only you thought about what you were signing up for!" Hopefully she has learned and will gain some maturity from the experience.


Charming Wife said...

I agree with you. I think that CeeCee was so in love with Tim that she would believe anything he said.

Enjoyed reading your thoughts!

Rachel said...

So glad you're participating and enjoying the book! I know what you mean about it being big! When I picked up my copy at Target, I had the same thoughts. Good thing it's so good. I am flying through it!

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