Blogger Bookclub: CeeCee Wilkes Ch. 1-10

I'm so excited about Book Beginnings and Bookends, and the blogger book club that they've started.  Here are my answers to this week's questions about the book The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.  We're all linking up at the original post, here.

1. What was your first impression of Tim?
From the very beginning I felt like Tim was a little too good to be true.  He was handsome, kind, left good tips, etc., but honestly, what 22 year old grad student spends time with a 16 year old without some kind of motive?  Tim seemed fishy to me from the start!

 2. If you were in CeeCee’s position, would you be willing to help your boyfriend in the way that she is willing to help Tim?
No way Jose!  I avoid sticky situations like the plague, and even as a 16 year old I know I would have run from this whole situation as quickly as possible.  I was afraid to get in trouble with my parents, not to mention the law.

3. Why do you think CeeCee is so eager to please Tim?
I think that CeeCee is eager to please Tim because he is all that she's got.  They've grown close and she truly values their relationship.  Due to the fact that she really doesn't have anyone else, I think she'd be willing to do almost anything to keep their relationship strong.

4. Who do you think has it harder? Tim or CeeCee?
CeeCee, definitely!  Although what happened to Tim's sister and family is terrible and he's clearly struggling, I don't really sympathize with him for some reason.  CeeCee has been through so much at a young age and is still a kid.  I just want her to catch a break; unfortunately, it's becoming pretty clear she isn't going to. 

5. What character trait(s) about CeeCee stuck out the most to you in these first ten chapters?
CeeCee is both smart and incredibly naive at the same time.  I struggle with the fact that she's been smart enough to handle herself this far in life, but then can fall into such a horrible plan and think there's any chance it will end well.  Based on the premise of the book, I think we can all tell that this plan isn't going to go smoothly and I hate that for her.  CeeCee is such a sweet and likable character, I just want everything to work out.

6. Do you think CeeCee is as mature as she seems?
Yes and No.  (I've tried to answer this question 5 different times and can't seem to put my answer into words, so I'll leave it at that).


Lauren said...

I agree with all of your answers. I definitely do not put myself in those types of situations!

I struggled with #6 as well. I think that she is mature in being able to take care of herself, but I think emotionally she hasn't matured enough to make good decisions.

Rachel said...

You're right on with #1....too good to be true!

Karen & Gerard said...

I agree with you. No way would I join in a crazy plan like that--if he really loved her, he wouldn't have asked her to do that. He would have found someone else--that just proves he's just using her.

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Lauren said...

I totally agree, when something is too good to be true, it usually is. But Tim is just that smooth!!! I flew thru the book and loved and enjoyed reading your answers!!