|Plot Summary of Harriet the Spy|
|"Harriet takes daily walks on her "spy route." Along the way, she writes all of her observations and thoughts into a secret notebook. She gets in trouble with all of her friends when they read this notebook because, in it, she has written some terribly uncomplimentary things about each of them.
Because of her habitual spying and eavesdropping, Harriet's classmates take revenge on her by such tactics as ostracizing her and spilling ink over her. At first, Harriet is angered at their response. Soon, however, Harriet realizes that she wasn't much better of a friend than they are being toward her, and so she realizes she must make amends.
Vinland Dreamer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Harriet the Spy|
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Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a kid
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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