Lilli de Jong
by Janet Benton
Discussion Questions:
1. How do you think the death of Lilliís mother affected the course of Lilliís life?

2. What role do you think Lilliís religious background played in her willingness to suffer for her choices?

3. Does her faith remain the same or change in the course of the story?

4. How did the diary form of the novel affect your experience of the story?

5. Are there challenges Lilli faced that women still struggle with today?

6. How do you think Lilliís story might be different if it was set today? In what ways might it be the same?

7. What messages about motherhood will you take away from the novel?

8. Are there choices Lilli made that you might have made differently, in her circumstances?

9. Johan tells Lilli he wonít pry into her secrets. But her mother warns that secrets will corrode bonds. Whose approach do you agree with?

10. What affected you most when you were reading Lilliís story, and what do you think will remain with you?

(Discussion Questions by Publisher)


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