ICE Breakers

SORROW AND BLISS

BOOK OF THE MOMENT

Do you think not naming the mental illness was a good choice? Did you try and imagine what mental illness you thought Martha had as you read the book?
Martha is not a very likeable person yet we are still invested in her. How does Mason achieve this?
Do you think it is purely mental illness which makes Martha so self-sabotaging?
Could you understand Martha’s reasons for marrying Jonathan Strong? Were you surprised at the speed of her deterioration of her relationship with Jonathan on their honeymoon? Do you think it was realistic? Why do you think Jonathan wanted to marry Martha?
Patrick and Ingrid are unable to help Martha. Fergus is unable to help Celia? Do you think it is possible to help someone dealing with complex mental health issues unless they themselves ask for help?
“What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.” Martha sees this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald on an Instagram feed. Do you think this is true?
Do you think someone like Martha can turn their life around and make a new start?

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

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