The Job Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young adult struggles with the meaning of his relationships. At a crucial stage in his life, mired in confusion about his dying grandpa, James enters. His growing respect for the savy old man's wisdom, helps him to understand and come to grips with his life's challenges. He learns about his personal accountability, his great strength and the value of his undying relationship with his Grandpa.         
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The review of this Book prepared by Douglas Einstein

The Job is a story of self-discovery, acceptance and growth and is set in the context of the death of a loved one. It is
the story of a boy trying to become a man, his relationship with his grandfather and the changes that occur after his passing. This story is a vehicle for the message that relationships do not die as our bodies do.

The review of this Book prepared by Eric T. Whitfield

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   grandpa 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 Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   grandpa/ma

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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