Q: Does new girl have a plot with lawyers and/or Kelly? Did Kelly do crimes on purpose?
I think she did it on purpose.
Questions Marys mental stability.
Interesting that Mary is friends with the white (innocent) girl. Again, thinks about the questionable race stuff in this book.
I feel like the lawyer is exploiting Mary.
(We finally get the events of what happened with Alyssa according to Mary)
Q: So what was all this about Mary blacking out? The story and some of what we read do not match.
Ted has a point! Remember he has no experience and a record of doing the horrible crime he has done. It is real that he would get involved into some shady stuff to have somewhere to stay.
Q: Did Ted low key say he is a pimp?
Word of the day: Exploitation
Mary is not getting any money for anything that profited off of her. If Allegedly says anything it says something about the exploitation that happens on these murder cases.
I do not like Alyssa mom (I get it and all). Nonetheless, I do not like Alyssa mom. So she thought Mary did not do it but she still carried on letting Mary go to jail. She really made me mad.
The reality is that even if she is found not guilty people could still not believe her. Mary could still deal with condemnation especially since she is a black girl.
All these people do not care about her. The only people she had in her life have left her in the cold. Her mom let her take fall for a crime she did not commit. Alyssa mom just let her take fall even though in her heart she felt she did no do it. It made me feel like so any black woman/girl would do.
Mary very much mythicizes Alyssa mom and white people in general- dad is white savior, Alyssa mom is greatest mom ever.
What I do not think we are going to get answers to:
- Who is Mary father?
- What did the other girls do?
- Does her father know about her?
- Does her mom even know who her father is?
What we have left to cover in book:
- all reveals/reactions of people
Q: Do you think the portrayal of mental illness is done well? A lot of books use it for short hand=criminal.
The story overall has been a mix of hopefulness with dose of “realism”.