23 August 2010

the secret life of ceecee wilkes: belle on heels' response to chapters 11-20

1. where do you think tim and marty are at this point in the story?  i think there is very little doubt that they've gone into hiding and have completely ditched ceecee.

2. what were your thoughts as ceecee was helping genevieve deliver her baby?  a combination of "OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!" and "this is definitely not going to end well for anyone."  also, how scary the childbirth process is!

3. after genevieve died, what would you have done with her baby if you had been in ceecee's shoes?  honestly, if i had been in ceecee's shoes, i probably would have done the same thing.  it's easy from the outside looking in to say, oh well i definitely would have done the right thing by turning myself if and the baby over to her family.  the police more than likely would have gone easy on her, since she could be a witness against tim and marty and she would be obviously young and in over her head.  but in the moment, in the complete shock and fear she must have been in, i think i probably would have done the exact same thing.  she really did have the best of intentions.  from the moment the baby was born, all she cared about was taking care of her.

4. why do you think ceecee/eve is still holding onto hope that tim will come for her? because it's too frightening to face the reality of what she did on her own.  if she knows that there is someone out there in the same position as her who loves her and is coming for her, then she is not alone.  if she accepts the fact that he's gone, then she is really and truly all alone in the world.  and who wants to face that reality?  then there's also the obvious fact that she was in love with him {or thought she was} and thought that he loved her too, and the realization that that trust has been broken is very painful.

5. how do you think eve will establish her new identity in virginia?  i hope that she is able to finally go to school since she is so smart and has always wanted an education, but i don't know how she can provide the paperwork to get into school since naomi and forrest got the faked ids and birth certificates for her.  if not, i think she'll establish her identity based on being corinne's mom and marianne's friend and build out relationships from there.

6. what do you think of ceecee/eve now after she has gone through with the kidnapping, the delivery of the baby, the escape, and the relocation?  it's strange, all i really feel for her is pity.  she is a smart girl capable of making smart decisions, and she chose to participate in the kidnapping not only of genevieve, but now of the baby.  she willingly helped cover up a murder, although it wasn't her first instinct.  and now she has fled to another state under a false name with a baby who doesn't belong to her.  i should probably dislike someone who has done so many terrible things, but all i can feel is sorry for her. bad case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time!  i am hopeful for her and the baby.


Brenda said...

Thanks for your thoughts on this weeks chapters! It was such a great book.

Jennifer said...

I agree that if she realizes that Tim has left her than she is going to be completely alone in this world, and that is very scary!

Kristen said...

Love your answers to #3 & 4! I posted that I would probably have done the same thing (keep the baby) if I were in CeeCee's position.. I would definitely not be able to think clearly in such a stressful, crazy situation.. And your response to #4 - so true.. it's easier for her to deal with her guilt/grief knowing that Tim is somewhere out there going through the same type of emotions. Great insight!!