Book Response 2.docx - Alaina Carter Good Novels ENG 215-101 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit In this novel titled Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by

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Alaina CarterGood NovelsENG 215-101September 25, 2017Oranges Are Not the Only FruitIn this novel, titled Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, a young orphan named Jeanette is adopted into a very religious family in England. Jeanette’s mother claims to have adopted her because she wished to dedicate that child to the Lord. This narrative follows the life of Jeanette and how she grows up differently than her mother intended for. Jeanette starts out being very quirky and outspoken at a very young age. Which is frustrating for her very religious, controlling mother. To then grow into a teenager and begin to naturally wonder about things like love and sex. This novel is a narrative about Jeanette discovering herself and follows that journey all the way into her adulthood. A common theme in this book is Jeanette’s constant references to biblical quotes, stories, and lessons. An even larger reoccurrence is that each chapter of the book is titled after a book of the Bible. The first chapter is Genesis and it continues in order until Ruth, the final chapter. Each of these chapters are about Jeanette and her story, but they can all relate to the book of the Bible the chapter is named after. This makes sense for Jeanette to reference the Bible so much while telling her experiences because it is something that is so prevalent in her life. With her mother’s

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