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* ILetGwenStacyDie: The narrators feel this way about all the girls, [[spoiler: but most especially Lux, after they discover she was still alive when they fled the house]].


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* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Lux Lisbon.
2nd Sep '16 4:40:17 PM HamburgerTime
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the film, Mr. Lisbon, Tim, and Chase all in quick succession glimpse a mysterious apparition of Cecilia after her death. Its nature is never explained.
24th Aug '16 11:42:58 AM Sarah1281
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The narrator likens the Lisbons' plight to the life cycle of the fishfly, a ubiquitous insect that is born, mates, lays eggs and dies in under a day. Fishflies do exist and are known for their short lifespans, but in real life they life for around a week as adults and spend several years as larvae beforehand.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The narrator likens the Lisbons' plight to the life cycle of the fishfly, a ubiquitous insect that is born, mates, lays eggs and dies in under a day. Fishflies do exist and are known for their short lifespans, but in real life they life live for around a week as adults and spend several years as larvae beforehand.
12th Aug '16 6:30:09 PM HamburgerTime
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The narrator likens the Lisbons' plight to the life cycle of the fishfly, a ubiquitous insect that is born, mates, lays eggs and dies in under a day. Fishflies do exist and are known for their short lifespans, but in real life they life for around a week as adults and spend several years as larvae beforehand.
1st Aug '16 4:33:41 AM hullflyer
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** Also - Dominic Palazzolo, who jumps off the roof yet fails to die. Unlike Cecilia, he doesn't seem to fazed by his continued existence.

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** Also - Dominic Palazzolo, who jumps off the roof yet fails to die. Unlike Cecilia, he doesn't seem to too fazed by his continued existence.
26th Jul '16 11:04:52 AM HamburgerTime
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* AdaptationNameChange: A couple very minor examples. Tim's surname is spelled "Winer" in the book but "Weiner" in the film, but pronounced the same way ("WHY-nurr"). Very minor character Joe Hill Conley becomes ''Jake'' Hill Conley, likely due to [[OneSteveLimit there being another minor character named Joe]].
* AdultsAreUseless: With the exception of Mr. Lisbon and the psychiatrist, both of whom are rendered impotent by Mrs. Lisbon, everyone older than a teenager in this book [[ApatheticCitizens cares only for themselves]].


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* HenpeckedHusband: Poor Mr. Lisbon.
26th Jul '16 10:58:32 AM HamburgerTime
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* GildedCage: What Mrs. Lisbon turns her house into after Lux and Trip's tryst. [[spoiler: With her VillainousBreakdown following Lux's PregnancyScare, she drops the "gilded" part]].



* NoNameGiven: Despite being a major character and the closest thing to a main villain the story has, Mrs. Lisbon's first name is never mentioned.



* StalkerWithACrush: The narrators' infatuation with the Lisbon girls.

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* StalkerWithACrush: The narrators' infatuation with the Lisbon girls.girls, though more well intentioned than most examples of this trope.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: The boys, especially in the film, seem to believe they're in a chivalric RescueRomance setting with the Lisbons. Unfortunately, they live in suburban Michigan.
26th Jul '16 10:50:34 AM HamburgerTime
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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omissions are [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]] and a short subplot about the mysterious death of one of the boys' ailing grandmother that may or may not have also ben a suicide..

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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omissions are [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]] and a short subplot about the mysterious death of one of the boys' ailing grandmother that may or may not have also ben been a suicide..suicide.


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* SpearCounterpart: With only four main boys in the film, each of the sisters gets one:
** Chase and Lux, the youngest and most energetic ones who get more CharacterFocus than the others.
** Tim and Therese, TheSmartGuy and Girl
** Parkie and Bonnie, the straight-laced ones who try being "bad" at prom and don't like it. The only pair to get a kiss.
** David and Mary, the ones who are [[TheGenericGuy just sort of there]].
26th Jul '16 6:04:02 AM HamburgerTime
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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omission is [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]].

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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omission is omissions are [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]].thereof]] and a short subplot about the mysterious death of one of the boys' ailing grandmother that may or may not have also ben a suicide..
24th Jul '16 9:24:51 PM HamburgerTime
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* TheGenericGuy: Mary is easily the least developed Lisbon and is defined mostly by her relation to the others. In the film, her SpearCounterpart is David.



* HasTwoMommies: Trip has two gay dads, both of whom are rather sleazy characters. Must be where he gets it.

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* HasTwoMommies: Trip has two gay dads, dads (his biological father, whose first name is never mentioned, and his boyfriend/partner Donald), both of whom are rather sleazy characters. Must be where he gets it.
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