Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Stephanie Plum.
Stephanie Plum is a 30-year-old resident of Trenton, New Jersey and was raised in a section of Trenton known as "The Burg". She is a typical Jersey girl who wears too much eye shadow and doesn't take guff from anyone. She is from an Italian-Hungarian family and she is close to her parents. She is divorced and lives alone.
2. What is Stephanie's history with Joe Morelli?
Stephanie has known Joe Morelli since childhood, so they have a long history. Joe lived two blocks from her house and was known as the neighborhood bad boy. At age six, Morelli lured Stephanie into his father's garage to play train, a game that allowed him to crawl under her skirt. At age 16, Morelli seduced Stephanie at Tasty Pastry, where she worked after school, and became her first sexual experience. The next day, he left for the Navy and didn't contact her for three years. Angry that he abandoned her after taking her virginity, Stephanie hit him with her car and broke his leg the next time she saw him.
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