|Plot Summary of Lisa, Bright and Dark: A Novel|
|"Lisa is your average sixteen year old girl. She's popular and funny with a lot of friends and a boyfriend. But what no one else knows is that she is slowly losing her mind. When it finally becomes obvious that she needs help, Lisa allows some distant friends, one who was there when she tried to beg her parents for help, one who is a minister's daughter, and one who is an ex mental patient, help her.
This book covers her friend's trying to work through Lisa's dark days and try to understand her light ones. Their methods are unorthodox, but they try because no adult will listen. Lis finally takes matters into her own hands when she walks through a window, and finally goes to a mental institution where she gets better with the help of her friends and the staff."
Rachael High, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lisa, Bright and Dark: A Novel|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
- platonic (!) friend
because he/she is
- mentally ill
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Battle with a psychiatrist
- mental illness
- a teen
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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