Lessons in Chemistry

Book • 2022 • Drama  

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This book contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Moomin
There is a child’s drawing of a dead dog but the dog who is a main character does NOT die
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Six-Thirty was abandoned and living on the streets for 2 weeks before being adopted by Calvin and Elizabeth
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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lexistop
In recollections, the main characters parents were neglectful and emotionally abusive.
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Abandonment
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Calvin’s father at least seems to have abandoned him. Amanda’s mother abandons her as well
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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The dog Six-Thirty is sad on several occasions, blaming himself for Calvin’s death
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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Moomin
Graphic scene
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Is someone restrained?
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Lizifer
Literally in the first four chapters
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lexistop
C3
Violent rape in chapter 3. Attempted rape in chapter 31. Mentions of these and other incidents throughout the book.
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
Someone is stabbed with a pencil
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RumpledPumpkin
Yes, by a car that rolls over them while they’re on the floor.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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amwhite91
The protagonist's brother committed suicide in this manner
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When Calvin is hit by a car
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Elizabeth vomits from morning sickness
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Anonymous
Cops are portrayed as unhelpful and abusive toward r*pe victim
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Medical
Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Anonymous
A characters brother committed suicide when she was a child. Mentioned as a backstory.
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Anonymous
Side character is told to lose weight by her boss. Many women discuss being unhappy in their bodies and using fad diets to lose weight. Main character combats this very logically and promotes a healthy relationship with food.
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Moomin
A lot of content around food science and health. May be triggering for those with orthorexic tendencies.
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To me, both Elizabeth and Calvin seem autistic-coded, but this is not explicitly said. A lot of people react negatively to Elizabeth for sexist reasons but also because she speaks rather bluntly. I wouldn’t say it qualifies as abuse though
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flyingpenguin342
The main character's gay brother hung himself.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
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Elizabeth realizes she is pregnant after Calvin’s death
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Calvin claims that his mother died in a car accident while 8 months pregnant, but we find out later that this isn’t true
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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KatJonzz
Fatphobia - the only overweight characters are nasty, bad people.
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flyingpenguin342
Previously in the narrative- the main character says her gay brother hung himself.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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This happens throughout the book
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Lizifer
Graphic description of violence during rape
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Does someone drown?
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A character shoots a gun at Six-Thirty but misses
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