Black Leather and Blue Denim, A '50s Novel Book Summary and Study Guide

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Black Leather and Blue Denim, A '50s Novel (147,000 words) is a sory about conflict between two Pensylvania greaser gangs, the Diablos and the Kamikazes. Pranks between the two factions escalate into life threatening situations between the years 1956-59. The Kamikazes are racist rednecks, and when a young black member joins the Diablos, tension and antagonism heighten.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   moving train    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas Unusual forms of death    -   run over Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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