Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Overview

M. E. Kerr (Marijane Meaker)
This Study Guide consists of approximately 12 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack.
This section contains 269 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Short Guide

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Summary & Study Guide Description

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains For Further Reference on Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack by M. E. Kerr (Marijane Meaker).

Preview of Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Summary:

Despite its deliberately misleading title, Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack belies classification as a trendy and sensational novel of the 1970s, a decade when public outcry against drug use among youth began to surface in strength. The primary subject of the novel is not drug use, but rather the problems in human relationships that adolescents seek to escape, sometimes through selfdestructive behavior. As such, the novel ranges far beyond a simplistic morality tale about the danger of drugs.

Rather than advising readers to "just say no" to escapist behavior, the novel seems to suggest that deliberate selfevaluation and constructive communication with others may make life more meaningful. Combining humor and poignancy, Kerr creates complex adolescent characters such as Susan "Dinky" Hocker and P. John Knight, whose eccentricities reveal their burgeoning talents and deep insecurities.

Her sensitive treatment of love also departs from the stereotypical "boy meets girl" story to...

This section contains 269 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook