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'Life' tells the story of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards. It's autobiographical. He begins in his hometown of Kent, in the UK, and moves through the entire history of the band, from the 1960s to the present. Throughout his story, he talks about writing, recording, traveling, going on tours, meeting lovers, and various run ins with the law.
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Best part of story, including ending: What I loved about this story was that it didn't skim over any period of his life. He talked about everything, even his feuds with Mick Jagger.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is probably the opening of the book where Keith is traveling through the American south in a car filled with drugs and gets pulled over. He's waiting in an American prison and talking about all the reasons that the good ol' boys want to jail him.

Opinion about the main character: I like that the main character is very honest. He shares all kinds of personal information and doesn't shy away from much of anything.

The review of this Book prepared by Meagan Lawson a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   musician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot in color 11-15 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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