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A Place for Joey Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Place for Joey

Twelve-year-old Joey Calabro is caught between his immigrant parents' dream of buying land in the country, and his own desire to stay in the place he loves, Boston's North End. Ethnic tensions and his part in a local disaster, The Great Boston Molasses Flood, help to give Joey his own dream.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Inside culture (main char)    -   Italian Other aspects:    -   story of the poor    -   immigrant story Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Outside culture (society)    -   American Northeast If story of urban/rural...    -   Big city life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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