Group Reading Guide Summary
Divine Matthews-Hardison is back! After spending the summer in the glamorous world of Hollywood, Divine returns in the sequel to Simply Divine
, to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins in the small town of Temple, Georgia. She can't wait to get back to her family. . . and her boyfriend, Madison.
But tenth grade holds some surprises. Her aunt and uncle won't allow her to see boys outside of school, her cousin Alyssa doesn't seem to have time for her anymore, and the kids around her are getting into trouble -- serious trouble. When Divine turns to internet chat rooms for support, she finds an internet predator instead. Once again, Divine finds that she must turn to her family, and to her faith, for answers and support. Questions for Discussion
- Describe Divine's arrival in Atlanta in the opening scene of the book. What do you gather about Divine's relationship to her aunt, uncle, and cousin Alyssa from the way she greets them in the first few pages?
- "Blood is thicker than water," Kara says when she learns that Divine and Alyssa have been fighting. Family ties are tested and strained many times in this novel. What are some of the things that threaten to pull Divine's family apart? How does the family overcome these problems?
- Trust is an important theme in Divine Confidential. Discuss the ways that trust is gained, lost and restored in t