This is the first week of Masquerade Read-Along. It's the first one I am participating in and I have to say I am truly enjoying it. It's really fun answering questions and then reading other people answers too.
Every week we get to answer new questions and read more chapters of Masquerade. I loved this book and even though I read it a few months back, when I answer the questions I find myself remembering a whole lot from the book.
Week 1/ Chapters 1-8
1. If you were disfigured like Heven (by some sort of accident) do you think you would have reacted the same way as her? (loss of self-confidence, hiding yourself, etc)
Hell yeah. Let me explain... Teenage girls, or even girls in their twenties feel disfigured every single day of their lifes and without having any great scars like Heven. It's easy to loose your confidence when you are not exactly as you want to be. And trust me you probably won't ever be. You just have to learn to accept and love yourself no matter what. I think an actual disfigurement would be hard for me in the beginning, but I wouldn't walk away from my friends as Heven did. And after time I would accept my scars and maybe even treasure them, cause every single scar on us tells a story and usually the bigger the scar the greatest the story.
2. Do you think that Kimber’s plan for revenge against Cole (for kissing another girl) is a good idea?
I am not big on revenge. That being said I think that you only go after revenge when you still have feelings for someone. Kimber still loved Cole and it was ovbious that they would eventually get back together, no matter what. So even though I hated the games she played I guess she needed to do it, cause she was in denial about her feeling and had to be able to say she did something to hurt him back. If she really didn't want to get back with him she would have done what I do. Ignore him and move on.
3. In the beginning chapters, Heven is very drawn to Sam but won’t admit it due to her own insecurities. Kimber begins to “date” Sam… do you think that Heven should have spoken up? Do you think Kimber should have seen Heven’s real feelings?
I found myself doubting Kimber intentions and friendship a lot. She is only happy if she gets what she wants. If she was a true friend she would have seen it no matter what. My best friend always knows these kind of things like I do too. And I guess Heven didn't speak up cause she thought a hot guy like Sam would never go for her and it would only be embarasing, which is perfectly understandable, but if she thought that Kimber was really her best friend she wouldn't care about something like that. Oh... now I found myself doubting Heven friendship towards Kimber too.
4. Masquerade is broken in four separate POV’s: Heven, Sam, The Hate and The Hope. Do you think having multiple POV’s adds depth to the story? Why or why not?
Yes. As simple as that. I think that the book wouldn't be the same without Sam's POV, I loved being in his mind and Hope and Hate added a mystery in the whole story. I really wanted to figured out what part they played.
5. A great source of strength for Heven is her grandmother. Who do you think yours is/would be?
Ok, this would be a big answer for me that peopla probably won't like. Here it goes. I am a firm believer that if you do gain something with help you don't deserve it. I never ask for help from anyone, doesn't matter if it's homework or depression or whatever. I believe that in order to find all the strength you need, you don't have to search for it to family, friends, religion or whatever else, I believe that if you look inside yourself (hard enough) it's there, everything you need. That being said it also bugs me when people around me give up and ask for help. Don't get me wrong I always help them, but I try to do it in a way that I would only help them solve whatever problem themshelves. The feeling that you are doing everything on your own, that you are standing on your own two feet and accomplish all you want and follow your dreams without fear and without help is the greatest. So no source of strength for me besides myself.