Apple Pie Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of a sencond generation Korean American college student who stuggles with the realiztion that he has been living his life for everyone but himself. Although he knows what he doesn't want, he doesn't know what he wants and this causes him all sorts of trouble. Humorous trouble.
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The youngest son of successful Korean immigrants, Alex Kim is less concerned with discovering his ethnic heritage than reminding everybody that he is an American. He's no Asian Whiz Kid, just an average student trying to make his way through college in a dreary reality of nerdy roommates, a lousy part-time job, and a remarkably reticent girlfriend.

As Alex's stultifying life closes in on him, an opportunity to break away presents itself - embodied in the mythically beautiful, if somewhat dogmatic, Naomi. Alex leads us on a comically wry journey through every form of silliness college life has to offer as he tries to make sense of his place in the universe without "swirling down the metaphysical toilet bowl."

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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Other Asian Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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