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Carmen Taylor was always the level-headed friend out of them all. She would help any of her friends in trouble if they neede, and she did. Growing up in Belle Helene, Alabama all her life she and the whole town are pretty much a close knit community where everyone konows everyone. As a kid she has always liked a dude named Chester who by the way is her friend Kitty's brother. Kitty was always fast and kind of out there but she still remained her friend through it all. Even though Chester was 3-4 years older then her, they still liked eachother but never actually went together.
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    There was also a boy, by the name Burl, who Kitty said liked her. He was a mamas boy though so she didnt really know if it would work out. She still went over to his house a lot just to make Chester think they went together because she was mad that he had a girlfriend. One day she went over there as usual and they were going to go see a movie (with her money). Afterwards they drunk some alcohol and Burl became drunk, they then went to sit inside the empty train car (which noone was suppose to go in) and he fell asleep. She wanted to play a joke on him so she decided to tie his shoe strings together and leave him in the train alone. Her plan backfired and he got hurt in the train. Still no one knew that this was her fault so this was her burden.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 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    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction

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