We used our general discussion questions to help guide the discussion. They gave a mixture of thumbs up, thumbs down, and side even though most of the girls did not finish the book :) March and April are busy school months, but we did have a talk about being sure to read the book. Those who had read it seemed to like it, but were sad about portions that address Alzheimers.
The host mama bought colored pencils for the girls and paper so they could do artwork like Hollis. I was able to get a copy of the movie and the girls watched the movie version while coloring.
The movie version was cheap on Amazon from a seller selling a used copy. Sissy Spacek stars in it.
We had a great time! Next month, we are reading Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry.