Dava Shastri’s Last Day Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.What do you think of voluntary euthanasia? Are you for or against it? Why? Do you have empathy for Dava making this decision?

2. Dava got pregnant by her boyfriend and then broke up with him when she went to study in England. She didn’t know she was pregnant until she was 6 months along. What do you think of that? Can you be that ignorant of your body and its changes?

3. How do you feel about Dava at the beginning of the book? Did your opinions of her change when you finished the book?

4. Which character did you relate to the most? Why?

5. Is the protagonist relatable? Did you think Dava was selfish? What do you think about the way Dava separates her life?

6. Which character did you like the most?

7. Dava wanted her children around her when she is going to die. Do you think that is selfish or a nice thing to do? What do you think the kids and grandkids feel about this?

8. Were you pulled in to the book from the begining?

9. Dava and her husband Arvid had a good relationship and Dava was in love with him but she still cheated on him. When their son Rev found out Dava was cheating on his father he was mad and questioned what marriage was. What do you think about Dava cheating on her husband?

10. Dava wants to leave a legacy. What would you like to leave on your death?

11. Dava want to be like Rockefeller, is she being overachieving?

12. The grandkids fought about what music to play on the last day before Dava’s voluntary death. They ending up playing Motown as it was music from Dava’s childhood that made her happy. What music play list would you chose on your deathbed?

13. Music, family, and charity were some of the major themes in the book. Which theme impacted you the most?

14. Charity was an import aspect in Dava’s life. If you could champion a charity, what would it be?

15. Names were important to Dava and her husband Arvid. They named their children for a particular reason. Are names important in your family? Do you have a story as to why you are called what you are?

16. Dava was obsessed with the book Titan, a biography of Rockefeller’s life. It inspired her to be like him and she wanted to be remember like him. Have you read a book that inspired you to be more?

17. Knowing that he was going to die, Dava’s husband Arvid wrote letters to all his kids. What does that say about him? Why do you think Dava did not do the same thing but only wrote one letter to Chaitanya Rao, her first daughter?

18. Do you empathize with Sandy for wanting a trust for her unborn child? What was your impression of her?

19. After reading Dava’s Last Day, would you read another book by Kirthana Ramisetti?

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