Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 38 breakdown

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Jem has to face his trauma head on in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 38

Children are resilient. It’s something that is said often. Well, Jem proves to us in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 38 that they can suffer from trauma and fear.

I hate the phrase “children are resilient.” It allows a lot to happen to children that shouldn’t need to. It means adults are able to focus less on the children’s emotional well-being than they should. And yes, I may have some personal issues around it at the moment.

This chapter brings more of it out. Jem is struggling, and nobody really seems to be paying any notice. Of course, he’s not talking to anyone about it, but his parents aren’t there. He knows Fiona, but does he know her well enough to be able to talk to her about his fears and thoughts? Does he realize that he needs to talk about them?

This chapter certainly continues the plot development for Rob Cameron’s storyline. I don’t see too much in the way of foreshadowing, though.

I do think we could see it used in the TV series, and I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.

Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 38.