The Rules Of Attraction Book Summary and Study Guide

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A subtle, ambiguous, multi-layered examination of American campus life in the 1980's. Narrated by three main protagonists, it follows them through the usual spiral of sex, drugs and parties, all the time each of them searching for a meaning in their confused lives. The most poignant aspect is that their search for purity, and for love, ultimately seems to be a fruitless one.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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