Allreaders.com

Dear Zoe Book Review Summary

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Dear Zoe

"Tess" is a fifteen-year old struggling with split families, school, sex and drugs, and the unexpected death of her baby sister, Zoe.

Zoe's death throws Tess's family into a state of utter confusion: her step-father now works late, her mother sleeps all the time, and her little sister, Em, is left alone. Meanwhile, Tess falls into a state of unrelenting guilt; she feels as if she is responsible for Zoe's death. As a result, Tess decides to move in with her biological father for a while, to find the space she needs to grieve and find acceptance. At her father's house, she discovers pot, her neighbor/boyfriend, Jimmy Freeze, and sex.

Ultimately, Tess realizes that she needs to move back home with her mother and step-father; she finds a purpose in being there emotionally for Em. And, Tess finds a certain comfort when the entire family decides to go to counseling and learns to grieve together.
The review of this Book prepared by Kate Hemingway








Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.
    

Chapter Analysis of Dear Zoe

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   actions leading to death of someone Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   brother/sisters

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Dear Zoe

Philip Beard Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!
Or







Our Chief Librarian