Like many YA novels, this book is broken up into many shorter chapters. Using this format I will be posing a discussion question for every 7-10 chapters. At the end, I will pose a final question, summarizing the plot of the story as a whole. I will also present an activity, to be done as a family, using the themes of the story to foster a deeper connection with your teen.
- In the story, Lara Jean’s older sister Margot is portrayed as the picture of perfection. It can be hard living up to the expectations set by older siblings or parent. Ask your child what they feel some of their own strengths are, and how they can develop those.
Caregiver Note: Teens feel a lot of pressure to succeed. School, Home, Work, and the loom of University cause many teens to push themselves past physical and emotional limits. This can cause dangerous burnout, especially in foster/adoptive children who may already feel like they have to “prove themselves.” Talking to your teen about how they can be the best version of themselves, and play to their own strengths instead of trying to live up to someone else’s idea of success is a vital part in creating a supportive environment for…
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