"The Time Keeper" Book Review Discussion Questions »

  1. How do you feel towards Linda Wails in the beginning of the book? How does that emotion change as the book progresses? What are your thoughts toward the relationship between Corey and his mother? Who do you feel is the most responsible for the unrelenting relationship and why?
  2. How do you feel about the way Corey reacted to hearing the news about his mother's illness and her wish to make amends? If you were in Corey's shoes how do you think you would react?
  3. What lessons did you take from this book?
  4. Did this book provoke memories of the death of someone you loved? How can you relate to the process of losing someone? In what ways did this book help you relate to that process? In what ways was it different?
  5. Did the baseball games add or detract from the dynamic relationship between Corey and his mother? How?
  6. Who was your favorite character and why?
  7. What is the one thing about this book you best remember - a line of dialogue, a scene, or a thought written in the narrative of the book?
  8. How do you feel about the way death was depicted in this novel? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  9. Which character would you have liked to know more about? Why?
  10. While you were reading this book, did you care about the characters? Did you care about some more than others? Explain.
  11. Jot down five words that come to mind when you think back on the story.