WARNING!! SPOILERS FOR THE FIVE BELOW!!!!!
Hi, guys! Hope all is well and your summer has been good.
I’ve been getting some interesting reviews and comments about The Five. Thanks to everyone who’s bought the book and read it, and thank you for voicing your thoughts.
I see many, if not most, reviews compare The Five to MINE and say that it is a crime/thriller without any supernatural content.
Students, consider these questions…
- Who is Gunny?
- Why did Gunny suddenly appear when Jeremy has finally decided to commit suicide?
- Do you think there’s any reason that Jeremy’s last name is “Pett”?
- How do you think the video was manipulated?
- Who was the girl at the well?
- Any symbolism in the crows circling the field?
- What was the thing that George has seen in the hospital room? The black “origami”?
- What is the reason the story of Stone Church is in the book? There is one. A BIG reason.
- Why is it that Jeremy wants to give up the “hunt” at some point and Gunny brings him back on track?
- What is the meaning of Ariel’s dream of the figure in the field belching out crows?
- What is Connor Addison’s role? Why was he there to shoot one of the band members?
- What is DJ Talk It Up’s role? Why is he there to…you know what.
- What is the meaning of the rock opera that Eric Gherosimini is writing? It’s called “Ground Zero”. And…crucial here…Gherosimini says it’s about “the war”. What war is he talking about?
- Let’s speculate and say that Gunny is a demonic figure who wants to use Jeremy to stop THE FIVE from writing the song. Why? What’s in the song that merits that sort of attention? The clue here is who the song speaks to.
- Consider True’s thoughts about Stone Church, and how the reappearance of those people—those souls stolen by Hell—would change the theological balance of the world. Consider that Jeremy knows he is bound to Hell for what he has done. But…maybe a Marine with a family to get back to, much like the situation in his favorite movie Gladiator, is enough to make him find those lost souls, and say to them…”Follow me” to a way back to the world?
- And consider who the song goes to. I will tell you that the girl at the well is an angel in human form. Remember that she was the last to take a drink of water, after serving everyone else. Remember that the girl to whom the song means so much was nearly the last one into the club, and she almost sacrificed her place in by helping someone else get in before her. She is, indeed, on her way to becoming an angelic figure…to use her music for the power of good…and THAT is why Gunny the demonic figure wanted to stop the song from being written and reaching her.