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Booked - Part 8, p. 155 – 183 Summary & Analysis

Kwame Alexander
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"Shrink." In this single-stanza, short-line, no rhyme poem, Nick describes being in a counseling session with his parents and a psychiatrist (shrink) whom he nicknames Dr. Fraud as a satiric reference to the picture of famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud that he has on his wall. The poem reveals that on the night he had the fight with his dad, Nick posted online that he “needed someone / to intervene / between you / and the monsters” (156).

"You miss." As the poem continues the title, Nick describes the things he misses about his life before his mom moved, including family meetings that ended with a group hug. The poem concludes with Nick’s statement that neither of his parents is a monster.

"When Mom Starts Crying, Dad Takes her Out, Leaving You Alone with the Shrink." The psychiatrist suggests that there are ways for Nick to face...

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