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The City Boy is Wouk's timeless coming-of-age/learning responsibility story about Herbie Bookbinder's summer prior to the eighth grade. Herbie is smart; at school promotions at the beginning of the novel, he skips a grade. He is not, however, athletic, prefering to eat his mother's cooking, rather than play baseball.

Most of the story takes place outside of the city, where Herbie attends sleepaway camp. Throughout the novel, he struggles to fit in with the other children, developing a relationship with a cute girl, and playing sports. He learns valuable lessons about trusting others, money matters, family responsibility and friendship. Wouk uses lots of humor in his dialogue and descriptions, making this a quick and memorable book.
The review of this Book prepared by Samantha S.








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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