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Discussion Questions

Everything She Forgot

1. Memory plays a significant role in this book; in what ways does it inform identity? Do you think even the things you don’t remember can affect who you become?

2. Big George wants desperately to change his path, and yet can’t seem to stay on the right side of the law. Do you believe people can change, that they can escape the circumstances they come from?

3. How do the events of the “road trip” affect George? How do they shape Moll’s future?

4. Have you ever been in a bad accident? Did it change anything for you?

5. The novel involves a road trip from the most northern point of the UK to its southern tip, from John o’ Groats to Land’s End. How does that relate to the journey that each of the characters undertakes?

6. How does the book comment on the relationship between parents and children?

7. Which character did you sympathize most with, and why?

8. This novel is written almost as if it were a fairy tale or a fable. What do you think the author is trying to say?

9. EVERYTHING SHE FORGOT was published in the UK under the title REDEMPTION ROAD. What would you have called this book, and why?

10. Would you have given the story a different ending? 

Everything She Forgot
by Lisa Ballantyne