|Plot Summary of Coming Home|
|"I really got into the book after the first couple of chapters where Pilcher sets her tone of the story. I enjoyed the characters very very much, and could follow Judith Dunbar, the young girl as she experiences many events through her life at the boarding school, and beyond. As always with Pilcher, she describes the emotions very well, as though the characters at one time really exsisted and experienced these events back in the time of the Depression. I think it is a GREAT read and recommend it to anyone craving a family-type saga."
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|"British teenager Judith Dunbar is sent to a boarding school after her mother and sister must join her father in Asia. She makes friends with Loveday Carey-Lewis, whose rich family lives in a Cornwall mansion. Then when she receives word her family has died, she is taken in by the Carey-Lewis family. The novel follows her life through World War II as she comes of age."
Vivacesunshine, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Coming Home|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- searching for identity/meaning
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- Momma gone
- War, WW II
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
The Americas (not US):
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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