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For July 2022, Oxygen Book Club strayed from its usual true crime focus to devour something more suitable for the beach: the fictional mystery "Like A Sister" by Kellye Garrett. The novel focuses on Lena Scott, whose estranged half-sister Desiree has become a reality star. But after Desiree is found dead on a playground in the Bronx after her 25th birthday party, she refuses to accept the official story that it was the result of an overdose. Lena knows something else happened — and she's determined to discover the truth about what happened to her sister.
Once you've finished reading the book yourself, consider examining these discussion questions with your friends:
1.Go around the room and describe your favorite character traits in Lena.
2. If you were citizen sleuthing the case, is there anything you would’ve done differently?
3. While reading the book, did you think about any of your favorite reality stars?
4. Discuss as a group the book’s integration of social media.
5. For the twist, did anyone see it coming? Why or Why not?
6. Were you surprised by the killer's motive?
7. The novel was inspired by a real headline. What are some other true crime cases you’d like to see fictionalized into a book?
8. Are there any actors or actresses you’d like to see play these characters? Anyone you envisioned while reading the book?
9. The book deals with themes of sibling rivalry, social media, and family. What was your favorite chapter and theme?
And if you have more thoughts let us know! Use the hashtag #oxygenbookclub to keep the discussion going on social media.
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