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The Lost Girl read-along: Week 3

We're on our way now! Part 2 baby! This week we are reading pages 102-163. That's the first 6 chapters of part 2 in The Lost Girl.

You have two assignments this week, so take your pick!

Your first challenge is to find a quote that speaks to you. What made you laugh out loud, chuckle to yourself, or just plain smile? Anything bring tears to your eyes, or make you shake your fist in anger? Tell us about it below!

Your second task requires some thinking. What is the significance of Mina Ma's story about the mongoose? Relating that story to the characters in the novel, who embodies the mongoose, the snake and the farmer?

For week 4, we will be continuing our reading of part 2 in The Lost Girl (pg 164-220). I will post the discussion questions next Sunday, so check back then to post! Remember, you get 2 entries in the giveaway for every comment you leave on the blog, plus an additional 1 entry for posting on the Facebook page (LINK HERE). So don't be shy! It doesn't matter when you post either, just as long as it's before we finish the book.

Happy reading!

Week 1 discussion questions here.

Week 2 discussion questions here.


  1. I liked the tale of the mongoose in the story very much. I think it represents issues of trust and the inability to truly forget the past and who one once was. It also shows that how one reacts is based upon how they are treated and the trust instilled in the relationship, but how fleeting it all can be.
    Who in the story embodies which character in the fable is a difficult question for me. It really depends on whose perspective you are looking at the story from. On one hand, Eva is the mongoose, the Weavers are the snake, and the father is the farmer. In this situation, Eva is the one trying to fit a role that is not really hers, but she is trying to be a part of the family and protect it regardless. The Weavers are a constant threat to her new family, as well as her old one because they can take it all away in an instant, and her new father is the farmer that has always been the protector of his family, but finds himself trying to trust Eva, but is very cautious of her behind it all.
    I feel, though, that the Weavers may have a different positioning of characters, as would Mina Ma, Eva's new brother, Sean, and even Amarra. It really is all about perspective and who is a threat to whom and the trust that must be built.
    There is so much good in this book that it is getting more difficult to break it down each week!

  2. I agree completely about perspective! It's hard to say which characters fit the different roles because it all depends on the situation. I agree, though, it's pretty safe to say that Eva is the mongoose in all situations.

    And you are so right about the complicated plot! I read ahead and finished the book on my car ride this week (couldn't stop myself), and I said that in my review. It's too complicated to try to summarize and put a bow on it. There is so much going on in this book!

  3. I'm trying to make myself be good and not read ahead, but every time I finish a section, I feel all squirmy and have to tuck the book away!


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