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The Language of Goldfish Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Language of Goldfish

Thirteen year old Carrie is a gifted young artist, and strong math student, struggling with a foreboding sense of anxiousness regarding becoming a teenager. The pressure to grow up begins to overwhelm Carrie, culminating in an attempted suicide.

In the aftermath of her suicide attempt, this book chronicles Carrie's therapy, the effect of her suicide attempt on her family, her social development and the development of her art a window into her psyche.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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