|Plot Summary of Changing Faces|
|"Whitney, Charisse and Taylor are three African American woman who have been close friends for years. Whitney is a plus-sized woman who is desperately unhappy about the fact that she is 100 pounds overweight and unable to hold a romantic relationship down. To make matters worse, she has a terrible relationship with her mother and sister, both of whom subject Whitney to verbal abuse regarding her weight. Although Whitney is a professional woman with her own home, she is obsessed with her self-image and unhappy with her own reflection in the mirror. When Whitney goes on a diet and exercise regimen in preparation for her high school reunion, she meets Rico, a sexy and handsome gym member. Whitney is shocked to discover that Rico is romantically interested in her, and despite her reservations she begins a sizzling relationship with him. Taylor is a type A attorney who is determined to make partner and shatter the glass ceiling at her law firm. When Taylor begins to suffer from heavy menstrual flow and cramps that cause her dizziness and pain she consults with a doctor who determines that she has a uterine tumor. At the same time Taylor is convinced that her long time boyfriend Cameron is being unfaithful to her. Charisse is a devoutly religious woman who has been married to her husband Marvin for almost 20 years. Charisse has always bossed Marvin around in the marriage and subjected him to both verbal and physical abuse. Suddenly, Marvin announces that he will no longer tolerate his wife's behavior which sends Charisse into a tailspin. Charisse has been abused as a child and has never dealt with her own issues of pain and abuse. Charisse imagines that Marvin is cheating on her and she devises numerous murderous scenarios in which she can get rid of her husband once and for all. As Charisse spirals out of control and plans a violent end for Marvin, her friends Whitney and Taylor may be the only ones who can save her from self destruction."
Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Changing Faces|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- spurned lover going for revenge
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
GROUP of women story?
- a lawyer creature
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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