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Attention Book Club readers

Suggested Discussion Questions for Fireflies

  • What issues does Fireflies raise for your community?
  • After reading Fireflies, what questions do you have for churches? For the medical system?
  • What images from the book stayed with you most strongly and why do you think that might be?
  • Were there parts of the book you disagreed with and why?
  • What, in the end, do you think was happening for Jimmy?
  • Can you think of a time when you didn’t know how to help someone? What did you do?
  • Why do you think the churches were unable to help the author and her family?
  • What risks did the author take that you may not have taken?
  • In what ways did Heather fail? What could she have done differently?
  • What surprised you most about the book – or the characters – and why?

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