Our discussion leader in September is Harriet. She’s a very creative embroiderer, knitter, painter, and photographer, among other things. She loves shibas and books. She lives in Norway, and English is her second language. She communicates very well without my help, and the regulars here enjoy her “voice,” so I won’t be editing. Much. Just my usual butting in and puttering about.
Themes like this are common: Daydreaming, what to be afraid of in our everyday lives, what is dangerous to oneself or others, how it feels to be misunderstood, what to look for in a friend, etc. Do you think that grownups, elderly people, teenagers, and children will pick up the theme/themes in these two books and think about them in very different ways, or are these questions universal across age and gender?