Leaving Brooklyn Book Summary and Study Guide

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Audrey is a 15 year old Jewish American girl growing up in the suburbs during the Post WWII Era. She comes from a middle class family and is comfortable, but she doesn't quite fit in because of a "bad" eye. Her parents try to hide his disfigurement by taking her to see an eye doctor who fits her with a contact lens to make it look normal. During the subsequent check ups, however, the doctor makes advances on Audrey and she loses her virginity to him. Although he is married and has kids, he becomes obsessed with her, and she is astonished because she feels very little for him.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   much younger/older

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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