Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book Summary and Study Guide

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This novel tells the story of a young girl's coming of age. Jeanette is an orphan who is adopted into a strict religious family. During the process of being trained to become a missionary, she falls in love with another woman. The interesting thing about Oranges is that the main story is interrupted by several metaphorical fairy tales. This thought-provoking story traces Jeanette's struggles between her mother, her Christian community, and her sexual preference.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Love problems?    -   lesbianism!!!!

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   lesbians! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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