Days 10 & 11; The Host; Chapters 50-55July 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Day 10: July 28th. Discuss Chapters 50-54 (pp. 506-558 )
As “homework” to read between 7/28 and 7/30 read 559 – 619 (Chapters 55 – epilogue)
Day 11: July 30th. Discuss chapters 55 – the epilogue (pp. 559-619)
Share closing thoughts and final impressions.
My thoughts on the rest of the novel…
Her “sacrifice” good idea or bad idea? I like that she’s willing to teach the humans–her friends and family–how to remove the Souls from humans without killing either of them. I like how most–especially Doc, Jared, Ian, Jamie, and Jeb seem more than willing to go along with her plan. To send the removed Souls to worlds far, far away where they can do no harm.
I feel Wanderer is a bit more helpful to the group–as a whole–than Melanie could be. And if she did sacrifice herself, it would be a definite loss to the group.
Wanderer does know that she couldn’t be happy in another host. That is now that she’s tried on being human, she doesn’t want to be a spider or a dolphin or a plant or a bear or a bat or whatever. It’s human or nothing. And since she now feels that having a human host is murder, then she feels to die–to commit suicide in a way–is the only option for her.
I’m glad she was outsmarted.
What are YOUR thoughts on the rest of the novel?
Did you like that Wanderer is put in another human host? Did you think it weird that Melanie helped pick out a body for her former Soul? Liked that Melanie got Jared and Ian got Wanderer? A bit too predictable? Satisfying?
Would you be interested in reading a sequel to The Host? I hear there is one in the works.
Would you recommend the book? Why or Why not?