Ordinary People

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Ordinary People



Book Review of Ordinary People
Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, is a novel about the difficulties and problems that occur in a seemingly normal family after the death of one of itís members. The main character, Conrad, witnesses his brother, Buck, drown. After this tragic happening, Conrad attempts suicide by slashing his wrists. The novel begins when Conrad has come home from a mental hospital and is trying settle in. Through this telling the reader learns of the struggles that occur after Buckís death and how his death destroys the family. The novel deals with conflict that all must deal with in society, but also tells of a childís need for affection and understanding.
Each family member has a different problem from Buckís death and each has a different outlook and interpretation of the situation, that could only be

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