The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things Book Summary and Study Guide

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A little boy is taken from his loving foster parents by his eighteen-year-old mother. She neglects him, lies to him, and convinces him that she is the only person in the world who wants him. Told as a series of short stories, the book chronicles the boy's adventures on the road and in seedy motels and trailer parks with his mother and her rotating cast of boyfriends, and in the repressive, religious household of his grandparents.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   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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