Ah Wilderness! Book Summary and Study Guide

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Richard Miller a rebellious high school senior is in love with his neighbor Muriel McComber. Her father, unhappy with Richard's wildness, breaks up their relationship. Richard wanders into a bar to drink his troubles away and meets Belle, a town flirt who is a bit older.
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He gets drunk, tries to fight with a salesman who picks Belle up, and gets thrown out of the bar. His father understanding that the whole business was simply a part of growing up and seeing that no real damage was done helps to straighten the boy out.

When Richard discovers from a secret message that Muriel does love him, he determines to wait for her until they are older.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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