The Torn Skirt Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sara Shaw is a 16 year old teenager growing up in Victoria, British Colombia during the 80's. Nicknamed Ice Queen by the kids at school due to their belief she is stuck up, Sara is immersed in skipping class, hanging out with the stoners and getting her first taste of young love with high schooler, Dean Black. Sara is being raised by her drug addicted father after leaving a commune called the Pleasure Family. When Sara's father catches her in the act of masturbation, Sara is abruptly abandoned when her father walks out of her life. Left to fend for herself, Sara soon starts skipping school and hanging out in the streets with a teenaged prostitute named China. China involves Sara in a plot to rob a john of his money.
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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:    -   high school Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   licking Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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