The Light

Discussion Questions

  1. Which character did you identify with the most?
  2. Was there a character you wished was in your family? Why, what about this character would add to your life?
  3. Bria and Sara are running from their pasts. Can you relate to this? How has running affected each of them? How has it affected you?
  4. Who are the people in your life that you would want by your side if the world turned upside down? Why?
  5. Think about the Page family it is large and mulit-generational. How does their faith shape their family? How does their family shape their interactions with the world?
  6. How does your faith shape your family? How does your family shape your interactions with the world?
  7. What was your favorite scene in the book?
  8. What scene was most intense for you?
  9. Do you think Jonah would accept Bria if he knew she’d had an abortion?
  10. Should Bria tell him? Why or why not?
  11. How does Bria’s past shape her present?
  12. Towards the end of the book Bria’s dad, Holt, apologizes to her. Do you think he had anything to apologize for?
  13. Do you think The Light portrays a realistic example of what life would be like after an EMP? Why or why not?
  14. How would you be different if the world as you knew it fell away?