No-No Boy

Book • 1957 • Drama  Report
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Does an animal die?
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Are there bugs?
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Does a cat die?
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The main character's father is an alcoholic.
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One of the main character's close friends lost part of his leg in World War II. It is referenced repeatedly as it continues to be an issue needing further amputation that eventually leads to his death.
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Does a kid die?
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The main character's mother dies by suicide.
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One of the main character's friends is in a sexual relationship with his next door neighbor who is married. It is implied that the husband knows but doesn't care/mind.
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The main character visits a friend who is dying in the hospital.
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Towards the end of the novel, the main character's mother dies by suicide (drowning in their bathroom tub).
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Multiple slurs are present throughout the novel.
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Throughout the book, the N word is said multiple times, by non-black individuals.
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At the end of the novel, the main character witnesses a car crash that kills one of his friends.
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