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Tully started growing up in a very unstable home. Her father left her she is abused sexually by a family member and constanly thinks of suicide. Luckily for Tully, she has two wonderful friends, Juile and Jennifer. During her early teenage years, Tully is a strip dancer at a local bar & gets pregnant at the age of twelve (then has an abortion). During this time, she deserted her friends, Julie and Jennifer, for a life of sex and stripping. Little does she know that her friend Jennifer has become depressed and suicidal.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sally

Tully's life was shaped by her abusive mother and absent father. She found refuge in her friendships with Julie and Jennifer. When, in their senior year of high school, Jennifer becomes depressed, Tully and Julie try to warn Jennifer's parents of the problem, but they don't respond. Jennifer commits suicide. As Tully grows up, she gets married and has a child, but she never forgets Jennifer, or their mutual dream to move to California some day. One day, when Tully brings flowers to Jennifer's grave, she runs into Jack, Jennifer's former boyfriend. Jack and Tully embark upon an affair, and Jack offer Tully the opportunity to move out to California with him, and fulfill her dream and Jennifer's. Now, Tully must decide whether or not to leave her devoted husband, Robin, and break up her family, or to let Jennifer go, and stop trying to live her life for her.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed 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 Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   molestation - unpleasant gift from daddy Loving/sexing?    -   bun/oven

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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