This Boy's Life: A Memoir Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tobias Wolff tells the story of his teenage years. His parents are divorced, and he lives with his mother. Toby and his mother have a deep bond, and he travels with her across the country. He gets himself into a lot of trouble, but finally comes out on top.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes    -   general coming of age story Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   mother Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   Pacific NW Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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