The Fifteen Streets Book Summary and Study Guide

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The O'Brien's lived in a mining community and were constantly trying to better themselves and keep from going into a state of poverty which was common in their neighbourhood. The son John fell in love with a young woman who was far above himself in social and economic standing. This is a wonderfully told story of social and economic struggles. Although the theme was typical of the place and time, the story is well told and the authour knows her subject.
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The review of this Book prepared by Colleen Naqshbandi

The story is about the struggle of the romance between John O'Brien and Mary Llewellyn who come from different classes and how through tragedy they come together and show that class can be overcome and love conquers all.
The review of this Book prepared by linda agar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   fighting matchbreaker (parents/authorities) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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