Reading guide for If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

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If You Find Me

by Emily Murdoch

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2013, 256 pages
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    Apr 2014, 256 pages

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  1. Beauty and thinness are touted to be everything in society. Carey is thin with a beautiful face. Would you trade your life for hers, to have those two things?
  2. The author has described civilization as being like a photograph, and Carey's life, the photonegative. What do you think she means by that?
  3. In society today, it's all too easy to pigeonhole or stereotype people. Carey knew great misfortune. But she also knew great gifts. What were they?
  4. Abuse is a sad fact in modern society. Carey eventually told. Did she do the right thing? What would you do?
  5. Throughout the novel, the reader is shown how books and music became soothing touchstones for Carey, in an unpredictable world. What are your touchstones?
  6. Many people remark on Delaney. Is she really a mean girl, or is she also struggling to find where she fits in this new, unexpected family?
  7. Shorty and Jenessa fit together like Leggo. Why do you suppose this dog was so healing?
  8. Carey wants the love of her new family so much, it hurts. Have you ever wanted something so much, it hurts?
  9. Carey has been described as a strong, brave, resourceful heroine. Would she have been the same if she'd kept her secret?
  10. The premise of this book is that love heals. Agree? Disagree?

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