During our book club meeting on “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, we discussed ambition, materialism, and discontentment. Chitra mentioned Mathilde’s desire for jewelry to look rich, leading us to talk about being true to ourselves. Shreemati highlighted the importance of finding contentment and avoiding comparisons and material pursuits. We also talked about how outer beauty fades, and inner beauty and relationships matter more. Sandhya admired Monsieur Loisel’s love and honesty to Mathilde when he suggested borrowing the necklace for the ball because he couldn’t buy her one. Our discussion showed us the power of literature and gave us insights on authenticity, gratitude, and love. Thank you all for joining our book club and contributing to a wonderful conversation!