A Little Life

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Does a pet die?
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Are there bugs?
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Does an animal die?
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Does a cat die?
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beans_thesecond
very descriptive intimate partner violence
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Sid
There are detailed descriptions of the extreme emotional, physical and sexual abuse that Jude endured as a child
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JB gets addicted to meth
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beans_thesecond
multiple instances of vivid scenes; very graphic
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Sexual abuse and venereal disease
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Sid
Jude has his legs amputated
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touryu
Final pages, an accident causes this. It's not very descriptive tho.
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Alannat
Theres a scene where a main character gives himself a third-degree burn on his arm as an act of self-harm
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touryu
I must remind that one character commits suicide like this
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Sid
Jude is tortured by several people and his own body
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Sid
Detailed descriptions of beatings and self-harm
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Sid
Jude deliberately cuts himself several times throughout the book
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legallybookish
it’s shown in a flashback that a character’s son had multiple seizures.
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Harold’s son Jacob dies of a neurodegenerative disease, Willem’s disabled older brother (who he cares for) also dies
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Both of Willem’s parents
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Sid
Objects that Jude had collected are taken away and a mug that Jacob made for Harold is smashed
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Jude attempts suicide in the shower
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Are there razors?
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Sid
Jude vomits from pain when he has an episode, and vomits several times for other reasons including stress and injuries
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It’s a book
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Sid
Lots of characters have various different types of cancer
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Sid
Jude has PTSD from the abuse he endured as a child, which is the main plot line of the book
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Alannat
The main character has disordered eating habits for most of the book. When he goes into a depressive episode he loses his appetite. Towards the end of the book, his eating becomes extremely disordered. He realizes not eating makes him hallucinate a dead loved one, so he starves himself to see him
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beans_thesecond
this book almost enables suicidality and suicidal ideation, and so do the characters
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beans_thesecond
very graphic descriptions, soread throughout the book
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Sid
Jude hates his body and thinks he is grotesque
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Does a baby cry?
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Alannat
One of the main characters (Jude) is disabled. The ableist behaviour/language is rarely shown until Jude begins dating Caleb. Caleb does not like that Jude is disabled and forces him to not his wheelchair when he's in pain. He disregards Jude's chronic pain and health issues, "telling him to suck it up and get over it". Caleb is one the antagonist in the book, his actions towards Jude aren't frowned upon by the narration
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doingstuffdontask2
Most of the characters are LGBT and a lot of them survive. Their deaths aren't related to their sexualities and it doesn't fall under the "bury your gays" troppe
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Sid
There’s a misunderstanding where some characters believe a character is transitioning gender when actually she is transitioning to a different geographical location
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alexd05
A gay character uses the F-slur indirectly.
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OliverxGrotegut
The jokes are made as self-deprication by a fat character
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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esh99
It's not real, but the main character briefly hallucinates that his adoptive father is raping him.
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beans_thesecond
the ending is very traumatising in and of itself. a hopeless ending
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Sid
Willem and Malcolm are killed in a car crash
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