The Diary of a Teenage Girl Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the diary of Minnie, a high school girl in 1970s San Francisco. Her mother lives a pathetic life of boyfriends and drugs, but expects Minnie and her younger sister to behave without any guidance or supervision. Minnie's lift spirals out of control after she loses her virginity to her mother's boyfriend. She ends up running away from home, getting kicked out of many schools, and doing lots of drugs. Meanwhile, no one notices that she is very intelligent and has developed a wonderful talent for drawing.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Dada gone Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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