I See Me (Oracle 1): Chapter 2 and 3 – Author-Read-Along
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CHAPTER TWO – thoughts/notes/quotes:
Social worker scene – setting up how terribly alone Rochelle is, devoid of true human contact, her orphan status and ‘mental illness’ have segregated her from the world. No matter how strong she wants to be, everyone needs someone …
BTW, the scene with the jeweller is one of Michael’s favourite scenes in the book.
- Necklace – broken, tarnished, and with a roughly-hewn antique-white diamond (so slightly darker/cloudier than the one pictured below). A piece of Rochelle’s past surfacing right before she begins her new chapter.
It was nice that she cared, though. I’d just had more than enough of nice in my life. I wanted more than nice, but didn’t believe that more existed. So I’d take nothing – and no one – on my own terms every day, starting today. Nice just didn’t work for me anymore. – I See Me (Oracle 1), Chapter Two
CHAPTER THREE – thoughts/notes/quotes:
THE BRAVE!! “It was absolutely hideous. I loved every inch of it.” – Rochelle’s retreat, her ‘coccoon’. [I was going to insert a picture here – but am blogging on my iPad right now. Will come back to do so tomorrow.]
- Gary/Tess -N.B. ‘dinner smells’ – make Rochelle’s stomach rumble though food means little to her in other situations.
Keeping my mouth shut was my best defence against life. – I See Me, Oracle 1, Chapter Three
I See Me (Oracle 1) read-a-long
Chapter Two & Three (above)
What were your thoughts, comments, and/or questions on Chapter Two and Three?