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Chloris and the Freaks Book Review Summary

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This sequel to Kin Platt's "Chloris and the Creeps" is narrated by twelve year old Jenny Carpenter. Four years after Jenny's mom's marriage to Mexican artist, Fidel Mancha, their marriage is in trouble. Jenny's sister Chloris, still obsessed with the suicide of her biological father, resumes her efforts to ruin her mother's marriage. Jenny sees Fidel as a father-figure and struggles to improve his relationship with her mother while Chloris' attempts to aggravate their parent's marital problems escalate. Jenny also deals a climate of racism toward Mexicans as well as her own social concerns, and her impending move into the world of teenagers.
This report prepared by Jennifer Selk








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Step Parent(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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