Cinder - Through Ch 26
Discussing through Chapter 26
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Reminder of where we are in the story:
Cinder returns home to Adri and Pearl while waiting for her money to come in from the research and forming her escape plan. She decides to use her new money to start fixing the old gasoline car she found in the junkyard the night Peony fell ill, and figures that it should be fixed right around the night of the ball.
Kai's father dies from the disease and the lunar queen announces she's coming to earth to discuss peace options.
Cinder returns to the palace to visit Dr. Erland for more tests. While there she runs into the prince, who asks her to the dance. Cinder is shaken and refuses, worried about what will happen when he learns she is a cyborg. After he leaves, the doctor tells Cinder that he learned from her samples that she is Lunar and the id chip implanted in her is not her own.
Cinder fixes Kai's android. She finds out that the thing that was breaking the android was a comm chip - one that Kai says he didn't install and that was transmitting information about the lunar princess to an unknown source. While delivering the android back to the palace, the queen spots her and is able to sense that Cinder is lunar when she fights off the glamour.
Queen Levana reveals to Kai that the lunar scientists have discovered an antidote to letumosis, and offers to deliver her antidote to the people of earth if Kai agrees to marry her.
Dr. Erland gives Cinder some of the antidote to give to Peony while Kai is in a meeting with the other leaders of Earth. One of the leaders reveals these images he has found from the moon, training a mutant army. Kai recognizes this for the show of power that it is - the queen wanting to show him that if he doesn't go along with her wishes, she can easily crush them with her army.
Ideas for discussion:
1) What are you thinking of the story and the characters?
2) What do you think of the Lunar Queen?
3) Were you surprised when the Dr. revealed that he was lunar as well?
4) What do you think of the what Cinder witnessed with id chips being taken off of the dead?
5) Thoughts on what we've learned about Cinder's past so far?
Monday, August 27th
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