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Plan B follows 5 main characters rather then just one. Ben, Alison, Lindsey, Chuck and Jack are five friends who met in college and who have just turned 30. Their lives are no where near where they thought they were heading and each one is trying to cope with that fact.
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Spiraling out of control, Alison, Lindsey, Chuck and Ben plan to kidnap Jack and hold an intervention for him. Planning on hiding him in upstate New York while he's in detox, to their dismay they discover they are way over their heads and their plan goes horribly wrong. Each of them have agreed to this intervention for separate ulterior reasons, and while spending the time locked away from the rest of the world they each deal with their own problems in turn.

Plan B isn't one of Tropper's stronger novels. True the story has some funny moments and some touching moments however there were times when the characters became annoying and it grew difficult to root for them.
Best part of story, including ending: The characters weren't as fully formed, true each had a flaw, but they whined too much. At times it became hard to like the characters and hope to see a resolution for them.

Opinion about the main character: The main character is a whinny and for the first fourth of the book continually says "thirty . . . shit." which just over emphasized the point.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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