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Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story Book Review Summary

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At the age of 2, Jeff Apple starts deliberately hurting himself. In shock, his family runs for help. But it is the 60's. It is determined that Jeff is autistic, but that isn't the problem! The family can deal with autism. Jeff
is hurting himself worse & worse!! Spinning Straw chronicles Jeff & his family's struggles. Also those of professionals who go out of the way to help.
This report prepared by Phyllis Jean Green








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Plot & Themes

Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   mental illness Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity    -   White Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally Ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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