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Josephine and the Soldier Book Review Summary

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Seventeen-year-old Josephine Best was raised in a free black family that operated a station on the underground railroad and held progressive views on a woman's place in the world. Josephine attended college and now works as a hairdresser and owns her own business. But at the same time, she worries about her father and brother, who are away fighting in the Civil War. When her brother's childhood friend Adam Morgan returns from the war with a leg injury, he is surprised to see how much little "Jojo" has grown up, and Josephine is surprised by her attraction to her childhood tormenter.
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Civil war romance Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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