True Colors Reading Worksheet Session 6
This week we read chapters 15-18. In chapter 15, Devon suggests to Landry that they buy best friend bracelets. After that the girls go shopping and out to eat. Reread this section and write about what Devon suggests they do during this trip and how Landry responds. Does anything feel one-sided here?
In chapter 15 there is a focus on colors again. Write what you notice about that and why you think that’s in the book.
All of a sudden, Ericka and Tori are acting like nothing happened and talking to Landry again. Why do you think that is? How would you respond if you were Landry? Take a look at Devon’s response to Landry talking to them again and the fact Landry forgot to put on her best friend bracelet. Why do you think she’s acting this way?
Ashanti, Devon, and Peyton all have different reactions to the way Landry handles the situation with Ericka and Tori. Why do you think each of them acts the way they do?
At the end of chapter 16, Landry learns that her friendship with Devon has caused some friction/issues for India. There’s a lot of emotions going on with all of the girls right now. Write down or discuss who you feel is motivated by fear, anger, jealousy, hurt, or if you feel something else is going on here.
In chapter 17, Landry is dealing with a very different situation in the lunch room. Instead of trying to find someone to sit with or hiding out in the bathroom with a sandwich, she’s having to pick between friends at different tables. She feels pulled in different directions and doesn’t want to upset anyone. Who do you think she should sit with and why?
At the end of chapter 17, Landry has both Ashanti and Devon over after school and it’s awkward. Write about why you think that it is uncomfortable for her seeing as she’s friends with both girls.
Reread this section: “There were so many weekends when Tori and Ericka were mad at me and I had nothing to do. I would sit home all weekend before and finally I had a life, and now I had to work. Part of me wanted to be a big star, but part of me just wanted to have a best friend. Oh well. It would all be worth it when I got my big break.” Take some time to discuss or write your feelings about Landry’s thoughts on this.
Behind the scenes: I used a lot of my own experiences with friends to create the relationship tensions Landry faces in these chapters. It wasn’t until I was starting high school that I began to realize there was a pattern with how I was being treated and how I was allowing myself to be treated by friends. I moved away from some unhealthy relationships because of that, but for a long time I didn’t know why these things were happening. I remember going for years feeling like I was walking on eggshells and trying not to make someone mad at me. Have you ever had a friendship where you had to constantly be careful or the other person would get upset with you? How did you handle it?
Once again, find someone in your school that you don’t know as well and send them a message to find out how things are going for them while you’re all out of school. Ask them how they’re handling everything and spend some time getting to know them.
Read chapters 18-20 for next time! The previous sessions can be found here:
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