North and South Trilogy Part 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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The story is about two main families the Hazards and the Mains. One family is from the North the other from a plantation in the South. The book starts around the time of the 1840s when the US was just starting to rethink its stance on slavery.
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The the two main characters Orry and George meet at West Point military academy and form a strong friendship. Over time their friendships will be tested from their completely different ways of life. Orry a Southern plantation owner and George a Northern industry owner.
The book also entails romance as both Orry and George find love. Orry finds his love while on his way to West Point, and George will find his love during the Mexican American War. Orrys relationship will turn for the worse but his love for Madeline will be forever undying.
The book ends near the beginning of the American Civil War.
Best part of story, including ending: I loved the bond of friendship established between tow complete different familes

Best scene in story: The romance between Orry and Madelene

Opinion about the main character: I liked both Orry's and George's strong loyalty to each other and to their nation.

The review of this Book prepared by Silas Brunk a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   American wild west period Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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