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Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Week 1)

Welcome to our first week’s discussion of…

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

We read chapters 1-5 this week. What did you think? What do you hope to see happen? Start discussing in the comments below!

For week two of our Book Club, please read chapters 6-10 by Tuesday, August 25. 

Join us on Tuesday, September 1 at 5pm EST for our discussion about the whole book over Zoom.

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4 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: The Mothers (Week 1)

  1. This story is packed with all the human emotions you can think of. In 5 chapters we have read and experienced thru the characters , grief, loneliness and refection, unwanted pregnancy and abortion, doubt , repentance , guilt and remorse and positiveness on education. A lot to contemplate on, can’t wait to see what this young woman accomplishes in the next chapters.

  2. I am enjoying reading the book. I also hope Nadia goes to college and not let what happen to here affect her future . I hope what happen to her is a learning experience and if she doesn’t make up with her boyfriend she will meet someone in college that will treat her with respect. I think the boyfriend still cares for her. I was surprise the mother had full knowledge of what happen because she the one that gave her son the $600.00 for the abortion and afterward hired Nadia as her assistant.

  3. Hello!
    I saw that Senior Planet has an online Book Club and wanted to give it a try.

    What did I think?? I like her descriptive writing style and the pacing. It’s gritty by intention I think to capture Nadia’s and Aubrey’s sense of self and place.

    What do I hope to see happen?? I hope Nadia does go to the University of Michigan as she wants but…………hmmmm I dunno. Funny how I’m watching kids going back on campus now…..or at least trying to.

    Looking forward to reading other comments here. Thanks for the selection!

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