The Good Times Are Killing Me Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is one of the funniest, saddest books I've ever read. Lynda Barry has a great ear for the way children talk and a keen sense of how their minds work. I've never read any author who paints such an accurate picture of what it was really like to be a child, since I think most of us tend to recall only good things or only bad things. This book will remind you how complex your life was, even then.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism Family, struggle with    -   Yes Crime & Police story    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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