|Plot Summary of Run Baby Run|
|"Nicky Cruz is a violent, out-of-control young boy who is sent to New York to live with his older brother in 1950's Brooklyn. A Puerto Rican immigrant with no respect for authority or any knowledge of the English language, Nicky drops out of school within weeks of arriving in New York and is driven out of his brothers' home as well.
Nicky finds himself desperate with no food or a place to live, and he nervously commits his first robbery to survive. On the streets with no friends or family to turn too, Nicky eventually joins the infamous 'Mau Mau' street gang, who become his 'family'. Nicky would spend several years in the gang, being its President during the gangs' most violent and often recorded period of criminal activity in the mid to late 1950's.
In 1958, a Pennsylvania preacher named David Wilkerson meets with the Mau Mau's and is nearly killed by Nicky, who decides to attend one of Wilkersons' arena meetings so that the gang can rob the offering. Instead, Wilkerson moves Cruz to attempt to abandon his violent, drug and sex filled gang existence and change his life into something positive. "
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|Review Analysis of Run Baby Run|
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- criminal (general)
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- immigrant story
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (northeast)
Period of greatest activity?
- Big city
Subject of Biography
- religious figure
- a teen
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- touching of anatomy
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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