Hey all and welcome back! I'm back again to finish out the Read Along with you all! We're looking at chapters 55-60 today and I'm pretty excited for these chapters. We'll learn the secret of the locked fourth floor of the hospital and we'll figure out why drinking water is "an old Feeder wives' remedy."
Ch. 55- Amy is not right. She is feeling slow and fuzzy. She can tell that Elder is agitated but has no idea why. Elder drags Amy out of her room and takes her to Doc. As Elder demands to know what has happened to Amy, she begins to fade out of consciousness. Amy is force fed the inhibitor pill and Elder worries that she may never come back to herself.
Why do you think Amy feels off and what do you think the inhibitor pills that the "mental" patients take really do?
Ch. 56- Elder is still super worried about Amy and he hates that he has to leave her with Doc overnight. But Elder has to see Eldest about how Amy ended up in the condition that she is in. Elder tries to speak to Eldest but the old man is drunk. Elder returns to Amy's room and waits for her to return to herself. He adds some details to her wall chart about the frozens. When she wakes, she's angry about being stuck on the ship for the rest of her life and she begins to freak out.
Do you see any link between the frozens who have been targeted?
Ch. 57- Elder takes Amy to the Recorder Hall where he shows her all the information that has been added while she slept. The he begins to pull up the Sol-Earth information that the Feeders are not allowed to view. Amy notices that some of the information has been changed. Changed to help lead Elder down the thinking path that Eldest wants him on.
What do you think Eldest is trying to teach Elder with his corrupted history?
Ch. 58- Amy and Elder see that Ed- the cryo worker- took a place on the Godspeed after the freezing people job ended. Amy searches through the family trees until Ed's ends at the plague. They realize that the math doesn't add up. The plague is just another of the Godspeed's secrets.
What do you think the secret of the plague is?
Ch. 59- Eldest finds Amy and Elder in the Recorder Hall. He accuses Amy of being a disturbance. Eldest and Amy argue and Eldest says that the ship runs on lies.
Do you agree with Amy's decision to expose the truth about Eldest and his lies?
Ch. 60- Eldest drags Elder to the Learning Center. Elder decides to play dumb for Eldest until he can become leader himself, even if it makes Amy think less of him for now. Elder uses Eldest's anger to get him to talk about things that he never has with him before. Eldest tells him that there never was a plague.
What do you think the Eldests use the plague to cover up?
So, Elder and Amy are begininng to strip away the lies that seem to coat the Godspeed. What else do you think we'll find out? Hope to see you back on the 25th when we look at chapters 61-66!