|Plot Summary of Parable of the Sower|
|"In the near future, Lauren Olamina begins to develop her philosophy/religion of Change, as a way to redeem humanity and its future."
Christine G., Resident Scholar
|"Parable of the Sower takes place in the fairly near future (2024-2027 CE) after quite a bit of social disintegration and chaos. Walled neighbourhoods, gangs of drug-abusing arsonists, crime, and inhumanity are throughout the book. The main character, Lauren, is a young woman growing up during this time in Southern California. Her father is a minister and they live in a walled neighbourhood, trying to keep the insane world outside from getting in. Lauren has special powers that let her feel others pains. She also starts a new religion."
Veronica, Resident Scholar
|"Lauren, a young hyperempathic woman, is driven from her home when the walled community in which she has grown is overrun by a disenfranchised strung-out mob who go on a spree of murder and mayhem.
Separated from her family in the fray, Lauren and two other survivors from the carnage at their settlement set out on a cross-country trek north with the will to survive. "
Gracie McKeever, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Parable of the Sower|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
Mental/magical powers focus
- search for identity/new understanding
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- Average intelligence
- near future (later in 21st century)
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
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