Outer Banks Book Summary and Study Guide

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The book is mainly about four girls in their college days beginning with Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies. There is Cecie, who's sensible, self-contained, and got it all together. Ginger is the heiress, sexy, vibrant, and richer than sin. And finally, there is Fig, who is poor, hopeless, yet brilliant. They came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the 60's, bound by rare, blinding, early friendship. They spent two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly at the edge of a storm-tossed sea.
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Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They want to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years. They will experience again the love, enthusiasm, pain, and cruel betrayal that shaped them into women and set them adrift on the Outer Banks.

A good, yet complex read. The reader needs to pay close attention to details to enjoy this book.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Other aspects:    -   best friends Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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