|Plot Summary of Angels Watching Over Me|
|"Mayme Jukes and Katie Clairborne both grew up on plantations near the same town in Shenandoah County, North Carolina, but their lives were vastly different. Mayme was born into slavery, while Katie enjoyed a privileged life as the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. But in the final days of the Civil War, the two teenagers are thrown together when both of their families are murdered by marauding outlaw soldiers. Fleeing from the massacre of her family, Mayme stumbles across Katie's plantation, where she is the only one left alive. Mayme stays to help Katie, and eventually the girls become close friends in spite of their differences. The two teenage girls must struggle to survive on their own, and hide the truth that they are all alone on the plantation. "
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Angels Watching Over Me|
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Time/era of story
- 19th century
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, Civil
- a teen
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How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
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- 6 ()
- Deep South
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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