|Plot Summary of Joe College|
|"Danny is a Yale junior attending the university on scholorship. While most of his friends are from rich families, Danny is the son of a lunch truck driver in cenral New Jersey. As spring break approaches all that Danny has to look forward to is driving his father's truck while his father has minor surgery, and breaking up once and for all with his hometown girlfriend, Cindy. Danny also is in love with Polly, a classmate who is having an affair with a professor.
But when he gets home, Cindy announces that she is pregnant, and Danny announces that she's pregnant, and his father's truck is being threatened by the "lunch monsters", a mob run lunch business."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Joe College|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Life of a profession:
- businessman, good overcoming bad ones
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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