The Darkest Minds - Full Discussion
Reminder of where we are in the story:
Ruby allows Clancy to help her train her abilities, only to discover that controlling them are a lot more difficult than she imagined. During the session, Clancy attempts to push new ideas into Ruby's mind, while also discovering her own internal qualms of abandonment. Ruby, fearing her power of erasing memories, starts to question her power, and worries for her own life knowing that the secret service is still out to get her.
Meanwhile, Hina explains to Liam, Chubs and Ruby that Zu wants to go back to California to find their family. They want to make a request to leave the camp, only to find out that Clancy has placed a ban on these requests to "protect the camp." Fights begin to break out, Chubs starts to lose his faith in Liam as a leader, and Clancy starts to show signs that he is no better than his father. Clancy continues to make demands for Ruby's power because he feels that he can help her harness them, but then calls her out on her lack of maturity and her failed attempts at being "normal."
An attack is placed at Clancy's camp, as the Psi Soldiers attempt to bring Clancy down. Clancy states that his "reds should have came," this suggesting that he was the mastermind in project Jamboree. Escaping the camp during the attack and Chubs getting shot, Liam and Ruby decide that they need to regroup and seek out Mr. Fields. Chubs explains to them that he also wishes to be taken to his father's hospital. It is then that they meet up again with the Children's League, more specifically, Cate. Cate explains that Liam is a security risk, a personal target of the president. Ruby desires to protect Liam and Chubs, and decides to turn herself over to the Children's League.
Ideas for discussion:
1) What would you rate the Darkest Minds out of five?
2) How do you feel about Ruby and Clancy's relationship?
3) What were your thoughts on the ending?
4) Share any other thoughts you like!
Monday, March 11th