God, The Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alfie Newton's mother is a devout Christian and her father is hardly ever home. And at sixteen, the only thing that had been holding her family together is suddenly goneľ her terminally ill sister has finally died. As Alfie tells the story of the last year of her and her sister's life, she struggles to deal with her parents' crumbling marriage, her crisis of faith, and her pending adulthood which is complicated by her crush on an older man.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   brother/sisters Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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