For more than a year, fourteen-year-old Kristin uses her diary to record her confused thoughts about the physical changes brought on by adolescence and the emotional strain on her family from living with the "ghost" of her beloved older brother David who was physically and mentally destroyed while serving in Vietnam.
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Kristin frets about the sudden, late development of her body, and watches her friends trying to grow up too fast: meanwhile, her beloved older brother David, mangled in the Vietnam War, lies in the attic, severely depressed and dying slowly.| Read Full Review of The Life History of a Star
But it doesn't take long for the 14-year-old to find her voice she reports psychologically rich dreams, recapitulates her revealing dialogues with friends and longs for escape (at one point she even sends for a brochure from a ritzy Swiss boarding school).| Read Full Review of The Life History of a Star
Through the eyes of Kristin, the book's heroine, readers get an intimate portrait of what life was like for a normal suburban teen.| Read Full Review of The Life History of a Star
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