A Density of Souls Book Summary and Study Guide

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This coming of age story trails four children into adulthood and reveals some incredible events of the past that have long remained secret but affected all in very personal ways. A bizarre,well crafted story unfolds as the truth is revealed about murder, sexual experiences, bigotry, past & current lovers, parents, and their hopes and dreams.
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The review of this Book prepared by Crystal Cathey

Four childhood friends enter high school, where everything changes drastically due to one friend's homosexuality, which builds up and threatens to destroy them all. Family secrets converge with madness and a devastating hurriccane down in New Orleans.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Mother because he/she is    -   basically "out of it" Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Kind of sex:    -   rape Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   child/children Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Wild kid(s)?    -   committing crimes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   drowning City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   two guys doing it    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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