|Plot Summary of From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun|
|"Melanin Sun is a teenager who lives with, and has always lived with, his single mother. She's a strong, caring woman and the two have a close relationship - until Melanin discovers that she's dating another woman. He's furious and disgusted and feels betrayed, especially when he discovers his mother's girlfriend is white. In extracts from his notebooks, Melanin shows how he deals with his anger, lives through friction from his friends, and adjusts to his mother's sexuality."
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|Review Analysis of From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
Family, struggle with
- Mother (or standin)
Kind of sex:
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
If story of urban/rural...
- Big city life
Taboo sex story?
- of a different race (interracial loving!)
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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