|Plot Summary of The Language of Goldfish|
|"Thirteen year old Carrie is a gifted young artist, and strong math student, struggling with a foreboding sense of anxiousness regarding becoming a teenager. The pressure to grow up begins to overwhelm Carrie, culminating in an attempted suicide.
In the aftermath of her suicide attempt, this book chronicles Carrie's therapy, the effect of her suicide attempt on her family, her social development and the development of her art – a window into her psyche.
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Language of Goldfish|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- mental illness
- a kid
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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