The Big Book of Misunderstanding Book Summary and Study Guide

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"This is some of the most perceptive writing on childhood I've come across." -- Joseph Olshan, bestselling author of CLARA'S HEART
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An entire family comes of age simultaneously as two sons' teenage years shake their parents out of arrested adolescence.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin)    -   Mother (or standin)    -   Grandpa    -   Brother Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) 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?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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