|Plot Summary of Only the Heart|
|"This story focuses on the Vo family's fight for freedom from Vietnam. The family leave behind everything, pursuing a dangerous route to escape the devastated ruins of their homeland and the corruption they see taking over. "
Shel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Only the Heart|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- Other Asian
- immigrant story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- Australian (mate!)
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Other Asian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Southeast Asia
- lost at sea
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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