Here we are. The LAST set of chapters. Elder is about to reveal his secret to Amy. What is it and will it cause her to hate him forever? Let's find out!
Ch. 75- Amy wraps her arms around Elder. Elder is now the Eldest. He worries about how he can lead the ship now that they have removed the Phydus from the equation. He makes an all call and explains the truth of the situation to the people. Doc begs for the wires to fix the pump but Amy gives them to Elder and tells Doc to focus of the genetic mapping of families not on the drug. Amy and Elder discuss the truth and decide how to tell everyone. Amy and Elder work in the recorder hall to correct the Earth information kept there. Amy writes to her parents.
Do you think Amy and Elder are doing the right thing?
Would you have done things differently?
Ch. 76- Elder ponders right and wrong. He tells us what really happened to Amy. He knows that the truth could keep her from ever caring for him, from wanting to be with him.
Ch. 77- Amy is down at the hatch, looking at the stars. She thinks that the secret of the stars is that in the end we are all alone. Elder comes to tell her something. Amy is nervous and worried.
Ch. 78- Elder admits to unplugging her.
Ch. 79- Amy reels with this information. She is angry and scared and sad but then she begins thinking. He says he had to tell her. To be honest. No one else in Amy's life has been so truthful with her. Not even her beloved father.
Ch. 80- Elder watches Amy process the information and feels the weight of the pump wires in his pocket. He explains why he did it. That he never meant to harm her.
Ch. 81- Amy tells Elder that she doesn't want to be alone. He reaches for her and she pulls away. She realizes that he is right there for her as he always has been. He reaches for her again and she shakes free of him. She realizes that the secret of the stars has nothing to do with being alone. She wraps her pinkie around Elder's as a promise of hope for the future.
Wow. What a ride these last chapters have been! What are your overall thoughts on these chapters and the end of this book?
On Sunday, we'll discuss the book overall and what we all think may happen in A Million Suns! Hope to see you then!