Book Club Questions for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman · Flyleaf Book ShopDid you see what was ahead? How did Honeyman lay the groundwork for the final plot twist? What do you think happens to Eleanor after the book ends? Do you agree? What does Raymond find appealing about Eleanor?
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Book Review
Book Club Questions for Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
I wish to inspire readers, teachers, and book clubs to bake along with their reading and promote discussion about the books we've enjoyed. Eleanor Oliphant, lonely and literally scarred by the past, is desperate for a change, and to connect with someone, going whole weekends without speaking to a soul, other than the grocer who carries the vodka that helps her forget. At a concert, she sees a singer whom she thinks is the answer to everything she, and her tyrant mother, have ever wanted for her in a man. So the socially inept, sneaker-clad, make-up ignorant Eleanor sets out to learn about personal grooming in the most hilarious debacles anyone has ever encountered in a salon, ending with the poor waxing technician being slapped! Then a coworker who is more adept at social interaction but more challenged at grooming helps Eleanor to make a new friend of an elderly man, and to overcome her shyness and hermit routine. What were some of the social conventions or even common grooming habits women were used to that shocked or had to be learned by Eleanor? That must be difficult.
In preparation for the meeting, I wrote some questions for the wise and wonderful women that would be joining me. I found it difficult to find good questions online to prepare so I gave it my best shot. Our next read is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. We will meet on Monday, February 26th at 7pm at the book shop! Here are our next reads along with Eleanor, which you will be able to purchase at the book shop, or feel free to order them if you just cannot wait…. Subscribe to our email list for stories, updates, and happenings in and around flyleaf Book Shop.
Eleanor had been working at her job since she was She said that the owner felt sorry for her and gave her the job because she had a black eye and a broken arm in a sling. What impressions did you have of Eleanor? What did you think this book was going to be about? Why do you think the author included this at the beginning? Does the way Eleanor look and how she behaves socially call for such name calling? Do you think that her social awkwardness and solitary lifestyle is a result of this type of upbringing?