Which character do you relate to the most?

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Post by Yolimari » 23 Feb 2018, 23:33

My favorite character was Rose because she is a listener, imparts wisdom, has wit, and shares her cabin with her friends. However, I related to Amanda a bit because she is a military spouse.
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Post by R-Myra » 25 Feb 2018, 07:31

I have similarities with Sophie and Melody. I am a tomboy just like Sophie and I like to get away to find my self and sort things out just like Melody.

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Post by bookowlie » 25 Feb 2018, 11:15

Miriam Molina wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 17:02
Now that you ask, I think the author meant for the readers (women especially) to find themselves in all the five girls. They are in different stages in their lives. They have all experienced loss. They all emerge from the storm as different from before.

Regarding Melody, not that I have any tats or body piercings, but I too sometimes need to get away to find myself. I'm still looking, lol.
You bring up a good point. The characters are in different stages in their lives. Even the two younger woemn, Amanda and Melody, are at different stages. Amanda is very young yet she already is married with two children, whereas Melody is a free spirit.
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Post by Jeyasivananth » 25 Feb 2018, 11:20

Miriam Molina wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 23:41
I think I am a mix of all the women. I suffered Sophie's broken heart. Like Rose, I used to have a home where my friends could stay with or without notice. I also enjoyed some time as a successful career woman like Veronica. I now experience Amanda's harried-head-of-the-household worries. I'll let you guess how I relate to Melody, LOL!
In retrospection, I too feel i have gone through the conflicts of most of these characters in my life. Although as a mother of too, my immediate identification is with Amanda.I guess we are on the same boat then!!
In hindsight, I think the writer has chosen women from different age groups, each representing a certain timeline of all individuals life, so that we may all identify ourselves in these women.

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Post by bookowlie » 25 Feb 2018, 12:43

Jeyasivananth wrote:
25 Feb 2018, 11:20
Miriam Molina wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 23:41
I think I am a mix of all the women. I suffered Sophie's broken heart. Like Rose, I used to have a home where my friends could stay with or without notice. I also enjoyed some time as a successful career woman like Veronica. I now experience Amanda's harried-head-of-the-household worries. I'll let you guess how I relate to Melody, LOL!
In retrospection, I too feel i have gone through the conflicts of most of these characters in my life. Although as a mother of too, my immediate identification is with Amanda.I guess we are on the same boat then!!
In hindsight, I think the writer has chosen women from different age groups, each representing a certain timeline of all individuals life, so that we may all identify ourselves in these women.
I wonder if the author created characters from different age groups to showcase women at different phases of their life, or if it was to show that women can become close friends with people from a different generation.
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Post by innah96 » 26 Feb 2018, 10:00

Snowflake wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 08:55
I really related to Melody, struggling to find her artistic way in the world.
Whoa, that sounds like me (Winky face) :)

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Post by CommMayo » 26 Feb 2018, 10:20

Miriam Molina wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 17:02
Now that you ask, I think the author meant for the readers (women especially) to find themselves in all the five girls. They are in different stages in their lives. They have all experienced loss. They all emerge from the storm as different from before.

Regarding Melody, not that I have any tats or body piercings, but I too sometimes need to get away to find myself. I'm still looking, lol.
I think we will always be looking...

I think it was a smart move on the part of the author because this book can offer something to women at virtually all stages of life.

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Post by Emie Cuevas » 28 Feb 2018, 21:36

I relate to both Sophie and Amanda. I'm a struggling single mother, but I also have to tend to the chickens and get other foodstuffs from the nearby forest.
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Post by mamalui » 03 Mar 2018, 03:03

I relate more with Amanda as I am also a single mother.
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Post by R-Myra » 03 Mar 2018, 11:43

I can relate to Sophie because my family calls me 'tomboy' and I see a lot of similarities between her character and mine.
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Post by Jkhorner » 05 Mar 2018, 12:26

I related to Amanda the most because that’s how I envision my future. I expect a happy busy life with my husband out flying (literally flying, not fly fishing), and needing an outlet for creativity and relaxation. I’m thankful for the friendships I already have, but would love to diversify as the characters in this book have so beautifully accomplished.

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Post by Katepcell13 » 10 Mar 2018, 15:26

I think I can relate to Sophie the most with her tomboy ways. I was the same way growing up and I still have some of those attributes now.

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Post by Kaliarii » 10 Mar 2018, 21:02

I can definitely relate best with Amanda; I'm still adjusting to being at home with my kiddo's, and juggling caring for them with taking care of my relationship with my husband, as well as myself and my needs.

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Post by Nena_Morena » 13 Mar 2018, 20:57

I felt a connection with Amanda. My husband is a soldier and even if he hasn't been deployed, he has been gone for long periods of time. I shared some of her stress and loneliness, people often don't understand if they haven't gone through the same situation. I liked her because she always tried to be strong for her family and friends despite the emotional pain she was going through.

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Post by maggiechap » 21 Mar 2018, 20:17

I found ways to relate to a little bit of all of them, to be honest. I agree with the point made in a previous comment that the author really intended us to find ourselves in all of the writers. To me the girls really represented the journey of the Fool and all aspects of life lessons people tend to learn.

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