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Tom Perrotta Message Board 1/1/2012
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A high school history teacher convinces a popular jock to run against annoyingly ambitious Tracy Flick in the student elections at Winwood High School. The story is divided into several characters' perspectives, and each chapter alternates between whose perspective is given. The main character, Jim McAllister, is a high school history teacher going through a mid-life crisis. His good friend, another teacher at Winwood High School, is fired for having a...
Joe College
Danny is a junior at Yale University, but unlike his other friends who are from wealthy families, Danny comes from a new jersey working class family. He has a crush on Polly, a pretty classmate who is having an affair with a professor, and he has been getting frantic calls from his ex-girlfriend, Cindy, back home. With spring break coming up, Danny is looking forward to a chance to relax. But when he arrives at home, Danny's father has to undergo a minor...
Little Children
Little Children takes place during a summer in present day suburbia. Everything looks good on the surface, but as with most suburbs, there is a lot of turmoil going on below the surface. The author, Tom Perotta, shows us the problems of several characters. The most shocking problem going on is that a convicted child molester has moved into the neighborhood. One character, Larry, is particularly obsessed with making sure that the molester does not harm an...