The Only Witness – Discussion Questions for Readers and Book Clubs

Note: These questions are also listed near the back of your copy of The Only Witness.

  1. Did teen mom Brittany Morgan deserve the treatment she received from her community?
  2. Neema is a gorilla who has been taught to communicate in sign language. Do you believe intelligent creatures such as apes can communicate their own thoughts and emotions, or do you believe they simply repeat the gestures they have been taught?
  3. Do you believe Finn should have pressed for an Amber Alert for Ivy even when he had no clue whether she had been kidnapped or who might have taken her? What might happen if a public alert was issued for an infant under these circumstances?
  4. How would you feel if you discovered potentially dangerous exotic species such as apes were living next door to you?