Whitney is not as alone as it seems and she actually has many guardians in the book. Discuss their roles and value.
Do you think Diana is a selfish or selfless character? What motivates her?
What do you think of Reid’s mother, Bonnie Wallace? Has the brief background on Bonnie and Lockerby changed your opinion of her? Does she do a good job of hiding in plain sight?
Blair not only brings an EpiPen on the trip but also knows how to use it. What does this show about Blair?
The group gets labeled a negative term usually reserved for Africans with albinism, “Zeru.” How does this label change the way they look at the village? What is the difference between a label based on your appearance versus one that you can chose to reveal?
Whitney is claustrophobic. Is this a survival skill or a weakness?
What does the Book of Sula demonstrate? How does it teach and what it is its greatest lesson? Why does Whitney drop it?
Lucie, the white jade elephant statue, is invaluable in how many ways?
Patrick is the only one in the group who is not trained by Mr. Parks. How does this impact Patrick? Does he still prove his worth to the team?
How does perfecting timing play into getting the spear? How does recognizing timing and opportunity relate into the success of life? Do you think time does indeed bring the truth to light?
Vlad reappears at the end of the book. Does he redeem himself? Why or why not?
Who do you think the Light Bringer’s Way journey helps the most? There is a Japanese proverb that says “adversity makes a jewel of you.” Do you agree?
What insights do you have about Sean? How is he different from Reid? In what way does he cross personal boundaries with Whitney?
Is communication a valuable tool? Do you agree that Whitney communicates regularly with Blair through nonverbal cues? What happens to their friendship when she excludes Blair?
Karen is protective of Reid and always demanding his attention. Why does Whitney find this difficult? Is her assumption reasonable?
Whitney is blindsided at the end of the book. How did fear cause her to miss her opportunities to to save her from personal anguish?
Do you think Whitney and Reid’s relationship has changed in The Light Bringer’s Way? If yes, how?
Were you surprised by Whitney’s connection to Dr. West?
Was Karen too protective of Reid? Discuss how Whitney does her best to blend in while Karen seeks attention.