The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nathaniel P. never was great with girls when he was growing up. However, now that he has a book deal and is a clever and hip 30-something in Brooklyn, he has become more successful with women. When he meets Hannah halfway through the novel, they start a relationship that seems great at first, but soon starts to fizzle. Nathaniel must come to terms with why it is that he can't seem to commit, even with a girl that seems perfect for him. All told in a humorous and slightly satirical style, Nathaniel wrestles with the central question, is there something wrong with him? Or is it just the relationship itself that is wrong?
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Best part of story, including ending: I liked this story because Nathaniel was an unforgettable character and his whole group of friends were hilarious and snobby.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was Nathaniel's confrontation with Juliet at the beginning of the book because it set the scene for Nathaniel's character right up front.

Opinion about the main character: He was rude and selfish but an interesting case study.

The review of this Book prepared by Jordan Stewart a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   afraid of commitment

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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