|Plot Summary of The Passionate Mistakes and Intimate Corruptions of One Girl in America|
|"Michelle Tea writes a largely autobiographical novel that traces five years in the life of a young woman. When the novel begins, she is a gothic high schooler searching for her first sexual experience. As the story progresses, the woman experiences many stages of transformation: she realizes that she is a lesbian, becomes a prostitute, and moves from Boston to Tucson and back. This novel is best classified as an extremely eccentric coming-of-age story."
Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Passionate Mistakes and Intimate Corruptions of One Girl in America|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- searching for identity/meaning
- druggie culture (& crime)
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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