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Ruined: A Novel
by Paula Morris
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1.Has anyone been to New Orleans? What parts of the city did you see?
2.How would you react if you were in Rebecca's place, expected to live with someone you really didn't know for six months?
3.Do you believe in ghosts? Do you have any good ghost stories to share? Would you like to see a ghost?
4.Anton has a lighter, a family heirloom that's meaningful to him. Does your family have special heirlooms?
5.Would you like to be a student at Temple Mead Academy? Why or why not?
6.Toby Sutton is a bully. Have you ever had experience with a bully--male or female? How did you handle the situation?
7.Would you like the experience of being invisible to living people and visible to ghosts?
8.Did you feel sorry for Helena when she became ill? Why or why not?
9.Who was your favorite character?
10.Were you surprised to find out Rebecca's connection to the Bowman family?
11.Is Ruined a good title for this book? What do you think it means?
12.Did you like the ending?
13.Racism is prevalent throughout this novel. How have things changed between Lisette's time and Rebecca's? How do you hope things will change in the future?
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