Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang Book Summary and Study Guide

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In a small town in upstate New York, during the 1950's a group of teenage girls realize that the odds in life are stacked against them. They come from low income families, and are treated poorly by the men, who seem to run the world.
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      However, one girl, "Legs" Sandovsky decides to fight back. Seeing the special treatement that male gangs recieve from society and the law, Legs decides to form an all female gang, called Foxfire. In this gangs, grils find protection, companionship, and love, something they are denied in their own homes.
      Though Legs leads the gang, she is not a writer, so she appoints gang member Mattie Wurtz to chronicle the adventures of Foxfire. This chronicle depicts the adventures of Foxfire as they attempt to change their lot in life. These attempts lead them to conflict with the law, their families and occasionally eac hother.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's 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 Wild kid(s)?    -   committing crimes

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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