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Running With Scissors Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Running With Scissors

Growing up in the care of an unusually dysfunction family, Augusten Burroughs is angered, but not surprised to find out he is being adopted by his mother's unorthodox psychiatrist. Living with the Finch family, Augusten finds frienship, love, and lust among the Finch children. While dealing with his own confusion about growing up (school, society, sexual orientation) Augusten makes his first friends, becomes "involved" with a man twice his age, and decides to drop out of school.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   orphan story Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   gay guy Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   male homosexuality    -   lesbians! If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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