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Survival of a Catholic Schoolgirl Book Review Summary

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It is a girl's coming of age story, an extremely introspective girl who was almost totally left to her own resources to determine how to survive in the adult world. The primary guidance given to her by her parents were their inculcations to be a good Catholic. The story is set in New Orleans in the late 1960's and early 70's. It begins when she is 17 and ends when she is 24 and is struggling with the same mental illnesses that ravaged her mother's life.

This report prepared by Janice Haas Kasten








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   mental illness Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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