Book Club

Looking for discussion questions on Stranded?

1. Here are some questions you can use. They are open-ended with no “correct” answer. In the Comment section below, please feel free to add other questions you discussed in your book club—and how the meeting went, if you’d like! ☺

  • What one thing would you take with you if you were to be stranded on an island?
  • What would be the hardest part of survival for you?
  • Who was your favorite character, and why?
  • Of the three “villains” in the story—Captain Emilio, Jojo, and Danny Romero—which would you flee from the fastest?
  • Jake, Eve, Betty, and Crystal struggled with different abandonment issues. What were they?
  • A professional suggested Ginny be given a flaw such as nagging or even adultery in order to make it more acceptable to the reader that Jake could fall in love with another woman. Do you agree?
  • How did you feel about the Jake-Eve romance?
  • In Stranded, the authors featured God’s sovereignty as one of His divine character qualities. How did each character respond to it initially and by the end of the book?
  • Discuss how any of these themes played out in the story: justice, family, father, purity/chastity, loyalty, etc.
  • In what different ways was the gospel interwoven into the story?
  • In literature, a symbol is usually a material object that represents something abstract. What are some possibilities for what the Lone Soldier symbolized?
  • How did each castaway change by the end of the story?
  • At the end of the book, a few ends were left untied. Did these bother you?
  • What did you especially like about the story? Not like (shame on you)?

2. Below are ten blog sites where Don and/or Stephanie were interviewed. They are good sources for biographical information and for learning how Don and Stephanie worked together as co-authors (can you believe they’re still happily married?).

  1. https://claricejames.com/2014/11/
  2. https://brendaandersonbooks.com/2014/11/13/getting-to-know-authors-don-stephanie-prichard/
  3. https://www.johuddleston.com/search?updated-max=2014-11-27T04:00:00-06:00&max-results=7&start=11&by-date=false
  4. https://sarahruut.com/2014/11/24/don-and-stephanie-prichard-share-their-new-release-stranded/
  5. https://www.marylball.com/-behind-every-story–blog/archives/11-2014
  6. https://judeurbanski.blogspot.com/2014/12/give-away-of-stranded-debut-novel-of.html
  7. https://lillian-duncan.com/2014/12/12/writer-of-the-day-stephanie-prichard/
  8. https://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/2014/12/stranded-don-and-stephanie-prichard-one.html
  9. https://diamondsinfiction.blogspot.com/2015/01/set-sail-with-author-stephanie-prichard.html
  10. https://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/wednesday-writers-welcomes-stephanie-prichard/

  1. Would love your newsletter! Loved the book!

  2. Awesome story, fabulous read! Thank you!!! My husband bought me the 1st book, ‘Stranded’ and I couldn’t put it down … sacrificed sleep to keep reading with no problem at all … and then I was blessed at the end with the name of this sequel … oh wow!!! I bugged my husband while filling him in on the story until he found it for me. It only took me a day to read it … even though I sacrificed more sleep … (again, no problem at all)!!! I loved the suspense, the different settings throughout both books and most of all I loved the characters!!! This was my first time reading the Prichard’s novels and they have been elevated to the top on my favorites list. So again I say … Thank you and keep them coming!!!!!

    • Big hug to you for your kudos and sleepless nights, Joni! Wow, what a privilege to be at the top of your favorites list! 🙂 And thank you for posting a comment for Forgotten on Amazon–it’s a public pat on the back for us and hopefully encourages more readers too. Blessings!

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