Waterfall Wednesdays - A Read-Along Event
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Discussion 1- Chapters 1-6
Today's questions hosted by Tinasbookreviews
Waterfall opens with the introduction of Gabi, shes depressed, a little angry and is dealing with feelings of loneliness. Are you connecting with her this soon in the novel? Do you see things you like or dislike?
Almost immediately, Gabi became a favorite of mine. She's such an adventurous, courageous character that I couldn't help but like and wish I knew. Sure she complained a little(or a lot) at first, but what teen girl doesn't complain or make a huge deal about almost every little thing they feel is wrong or unfair about their life? It didn't bother me one bit and it just made her feel a lot more real.
Gabi gets to time travel back to 14th Century Italy- The Dark Ages in its prime. Is there anytime in history that fascinates you and would you travel back if you could?
If I were able to, I think I would like to travel back to the 1940's. I don't really know why. Maybe it's because I'm so into everything about WWII. I know I'd probably be scared out of my mind to be living during a war like that, but I just love that time period.
Most of the men, including Marcello have a very set opinion about a woman's place. Gabi gets manhandled a bit in these first few chapters, and even gets asked if shes a witch. The men are shocked when Gabi rides a horse like a man and shimmies down the castle walls. What do you think of men's mentality back then? Gentlemanly, chauvinistic, simple-minded?
I found their mentality to be extremely gentlemanly. During that time it was what they were used to and what was expected.
When Gabi becomes a part of this era, the people are immediately intrigued but suspicious of her. Many judge her by her difference. Do you think this is fair? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like an outsider or that others were misjudging you?
I think 99.9% of us have been in a situation where we feel like we don't fit in or misunderstood. There have been plenty of times when I've felt like an outsider, especially because I'm a shy person. Unfortunately a time where i really felt out of place was at a new church I started to go to. The girls weren't all that welcoming and didn't make me feel too good about myself. It sure didn't help boost my confidence, but I got over it after a while. Thank God all churches aren't like that though!
What do think the coolest thing would be about living in the Dark Ages? What would be the worst?
I think it'd be pretty cool wearing the dresses. And the best part would be literally having a knight in shining armor =D
The worst part would be not having a toilet and shower, and other things like a tooth brush, a razor, and deodorant at my disposal. How could a girl walk over to a cutie like Marcello confidently with morning breath, forest pits, and bad BO trailing behind them?
Oh and not having electricity and Internet access would be horrible!
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