|Plot Summary of Like the Red Panda|
Stella is seventeen years old, sleepwalking through the last two weeks of high school in her meticulously designed California suburb. On the verge of attending Princeton and leaving behind the life she has by turns accepted and resented, she awakens to the fact that she has years of unanswered questions stored up.
Why is she suddenly unable to get through drama class and throw an imaginary beach ball without feeling sick? Why does her foster mother still jump when Stella enters the same room? Were there signs leading up to the deaths of her parents, years before, and do the songs of Billy Joel have a disguised message, just for her?
This is Stella's reality. Two weeks in her life break down into fragments, a stream of conciousness encompassing everything from the memory of the last time she saw her parents, to a bittersweet reunion with the first boy she ever loved.
This synopsis report prepared by Anna Froberg
|Chapter Analysis of Like the Red Panda|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 2000+ (Present Day)
- actions leading to death of someone
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- a teen
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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