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October 2022: My Sweet Girl

Updated: Oct 1, 2022

Order the book through your local bookstore, online, or check your local library for digital and physical loans.

Contextual Links

We recommend perusing these links to get additional context about the book, the author, and the themes of the book. Spoilers ahead, though!

Discussion Questions

These reading questions are adapted from PRH Library

  1. Mohini is the Sinhalese iteration of "the woman in white", and is used as a warning to children to behave a certain way. How does this folktale show up in other cultures? What does it say about storytelling that the warning comes in the form of a woman?

  2. Paloma disassociates throughout the novel. How does this form of unreliable narrator impact the reading experience?

  3. Paloma, a Sinhalese girl, was adopted by a white American family. How do her experiences with microaggressions change with this layer of self-knowing and lack of self-knowing?

  4. My Sweet Girl centers different types of desperation. Did you relate to any of these instances?

  5. What does it mean to have a story with no clear "good" characters?

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