Today my group had our second book club meeting. I was absent, but my open ended questions were “Do you think James is leaving the food, and if so, why?” and “How do you think Timothy’s mom feels about him spending his time at Jose’s house?”.
I think James is the one leaving the majority of the food for Timothy’s family because he sympathizes with Timothy. I think he understands that Timothy is struggling and that Timothy’s mom would not accept food that was handed to her. So he probably figured that in secret was best.
I think Timothy’s mom is relieved that she only has one child to look after, but she also feels guilty that Jose’s mom has six children to look after now. I think she feels like a bad mother because she was slightly neglecting Timothy. I think she realized that Timothy was only a kid. But she also was relieved that she could focus all her time and attention on Levi for a little while.