Everything you need to understand or teach Ordinary People by Judith Guest.
Written by Judith Guest, Ordinary People was first published in 1976 by the Viking Press, Inc.
Ordinary People is the story of a family in Illinois that has for years given people the impression that they are the perfect American family. However, there are dangerous flaws that even the three main characters aren't aware of until the youngest son tries to commit suicide. Driven by his guilt over the death of his brother in a boating accident just a year prior, Conrad Jarrett, age sixteen at the time, cuts his wrists. His father finds him in time, and his parents have him committed to a hospital to try to work through his issues.
The story begins shortly after Conrad returns from the hospital, and he is having a difficult time adjusting. At school, he's a year behind his friends. He had been a top member of the swim team... View more of the Ordinary People Summary
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