|Plot Summary of Skin Game|
|"Caroline Kettlewell was a creative, smart young girl, well loved and well treated by her family, but she had a secret Caroline started cutting her legs and arms when she was only in the 5th grade, and didn't stop until she was well into her twenties. This is a memoir written about self-mutilation, giving a great deal of insight into this illness that is becoming more and more commonplace."
Amanda Goodwin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Skin Game|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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