Circle of Friends Book Summary and Study Guide

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A true love story at it's best. The friendships and relationships in this book are true and lasting. I didn't want this book to end. I fell in love with all the characters.
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(Just a small footnote, the movie was a horrible let down. It did nothing to capture the real sorrow, love, and friendship of the book.)
The review of this Book prepared by Darcey

This is the story of a girl who falls in love with a young, handsome doctor. She is innocent and really kind. I think she is somewhat awkward about her looks. She has two best friends, Nan and Eve. Nan sleeps with her boyfriend, Jack and pretends that the child that she is expecting is Jack's one when she was actually pregnant when she slept with Jack. Jack betrays her two times in the book by sleeping with two different women.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women If one lover chases another...    -   she chases after him Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   both sides claim kid(s)

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   student    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's    -   60's-90's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   student Effect of sexing    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60%    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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