This week we finished the book!
In chapter 24, Landry is at the competition and waiting to see if she is chosen as a finalist. How did you feel when the finalists were picked? And what did you think about what happened next with Kyra? Landry has very mixed feelings about her good fortune. How did you feel about the position was put in?
What happens next changes everything for Landry and she tells Carolyn that Kyra didn’t do anything wrong and may have been set up by Raine. She does this to clear Kyra’s name and give Kyra her spot back even though this means Landry will be sent home. Write about your feelings about Landry’s decision.
Landry feels she looks different than the other models and she’s still stinging from what other makeup artists and stylists have said about her. However, she gets some positive feedback from Joi about how she is unique. This scene was one of my favorites. How did that scene make you feel?
We see Landry win a title for being beautiful inside and out that was suggested by the other models she admires. She also gets the opportunity to talk to the well-known models, Jem and Talisa, and they share how they’ve been sabotaged by other models at shows and events. What are your thoughts on what they tell Landry? Have you ever gone through anything like that?
In chapter 35, the webisode airs and afterward a few friends contact Landry about it. Who texts her about the show and which of her friends do not?
Vladi comes over and they finally get to talk about everything that happened. Write about what you think of Vladi’s response to what happened on the webisode.
Behind the Scenes: I loved the idea of showing who supports Landry for the right reasons and is in her corner no matter what. I have to admit that at her age that I didn’t feel like I had the support system she did. In fact, I often felt lonely even when in a group. It wasn’t until later I felt like I found more of my tribe.
I wanted Landry to learn from the difficult “frenemy” friendships so she’d see what makes up a real friend and learn how to be a better friend as a result. I feel like my own experiences have led me down that same path and I’m lucky to have great relationships now. Sometimes we need to go through something to see what we need and appreciate what we have.
The webisode scenes were fun to write as that tension was built. I wanted to show Landry stayed true to her values even if it meant she was going to lose out on something she really wanted. And in the end, something amazing came out of it. Plus, Landry made a good friend and we’ll see Kyra again in the next book!
Next, you have an opportunity to ask my questions! We’ll follow up with book three: Landry in Like in the following week. You or your parent or guardian can message me your questions here: https://www.krystenlindsay.com/contact.html
I’ll pick a few to answer for the next session. It can be about the books or anything you’d like to know. Thanks for reading Best Friends…Forever with me.
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.