My Brilliant Friend: by Elena Ferrante | Conversation Starters
Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo live in the same neighborhood and go to the same school, but their paths in life quickly diverge after middle school when Lila drops out. However, they manage to hang on to their friendship. A book about friendship and the bonds of childhood that can persist despite the problems that life throws your way, My Brilliant Friend explores female bonding in a patriarchal society. It touches upon the themes of repression of women, male violence, normalization of violence, poverty and its consequences and the aftermath of World War II on the people as a whole.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to..
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