Please Don't Come Back From The Moon Book Summary and Study Guide

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‘Please Don't Come Back from the Moon' is a coming of age story in an area where there is not much reason to grow up. Here the reader will find an account of the town of Maple Rock and the inhabitants. This book spans a period of about 15 years where a group of boys are trying to continue a life without the men in their families – the fathers. They have disappeared over a period of time and the mothers are left in a poverty stricken, emotionally bankrupt town trying to raise their children. It is the tale of Michael Smolij and his struggle to finish high school – the depression and longing in his adolescence and adulthood – his struggle in community college and then night classes – the mall jobs, the lovers, the children and most of all, his friends.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Dada gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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