|Plot Summary of Hunger Point|
|"After losing her job (and free lipstick supply) at Revlon, Frannie leaves New York and moves to the suburbs to live with her parents. Despite having graduated from Syracuse with majors in casual sex and sledding down hills on cafeteria trays (minor: Communications), Frannie becomes a waitress at a thinly-disguised chain restaurant, "Rascals," a job that requires her to wear a duck-festooned apron.
Her relationship with her younger sister, Shelley, is the pivotal core of the book. Shelley has always been a classic overachiever and is now severely anorexic and hospitalized in the city. No one else in Frannie's family is much more functional: her mother and father are having marital problems, her grandfather is growing increasingly unable to care for himself and, later in the book, there is a schitzophrenic aunt and a cocaine addicted cousin.
As Frannie struggles to make sense of (and peace with) Shelley and the rest of her family, she also navigates modern dating and works on her relationship with the dreaded "perfect" best friend, Abby."
Cronin Johnston, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hunger Point|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- rape/molest (yeech!)
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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