Five Wishes Book Club Questions

  1. What do you know about Honduras and the current living conditions in Comayagüela?
  2. What home does Maria Elena live in and what are her duties? How would you feel about having to fulfill her role?
  3. Have you ever been in a similar situation?
  4. How do Maria Elena and Lolita meet? How do they connect?
  5. Did you have a best friend growing up? Do you have a best friend now?
  6. How do Maria Elena’s and Lolita’s lives and personalities differ?
  7. Which of the two characters do you relate to more and why?
  8. What is Maria Elena’s first impression of Tío? How does Lolita see Tío?
  9. What is your opinion of him?
  10. How does Maria Elena meet Don Francisco and what is their heart-to-heart connection? What do you think of him?
  11. What disease plagues Don Francisco and why do you think that is?
  12. Who are the muchachos and what is their connection to Don Francisco?
  13. How do Maria Elena and Lolita prepare for their trip and what are the best and worst experiences during the trip?
  14. What is Maria Elena’s first job in the U.S.? Where is it located and why is that significant?
  15. What experiences do Maria Elena and Carlos have together? What does she like/dislike about him?
  16. How does falling in love change us and our perception?
  17. What do you think of Tío’s transformation?
  18. Who is the Judge and what are his roles?
  19. What does Maria Elena like/dislike about her second job in the U.S.? Why does she run away?
  20. What are Maria Elena’s five wishes?
  21. What do you think her future will hold?