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The Passionate Mistakes and Intimate Corruptions of One Girl in America Book Review Summary

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Michelle Tea writes a largely autobiographical novel that traces five years in the life of a young woman. When the novel begins, she is a gothic high schooler searching for her first sexual experience. As the story progresses, the woman experiences many stages of transformation: she realizes that she is a lesbian, becomes a prostitute, and moves from Boston to Tucson and back. This novel is best classified as an extremely eccentric coming-of-age story.
This report prepared by Judy Berman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   prostitute/stripper/porn Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Love problems?    -   lesbianism!!!!

Main Character

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   two guys doing it Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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