|Plot Summary of Look to the Hills|
|"Twelve-year-old Lozette Moreau, called Zettie, was a baby in the French countryside as the companion to Marie-Louise Boyer, called Ree, daughter of a wealthy nobleman. Although she is still considered a slave, as Ree's companion she is treated well, able to read and write, and to speak French, Spanish, and English. But when Ree's father dies and her brother Pierre inherits everything, he loses the family fortune with his bad decisions. Now he is going to sell Zettie, and force Ree into marriage to a man she despises. Then Ree learns that her other brother Jacques, presumed dead in the war with the English, may be alive, and living with Indians in the Colonies. Ree and Zettie escape to Spain and then travel across the ocean to the New World, where they end up living at Fort Niagara. In her diary, Lozette describes their journey, their experiences at Fort Niagara at the end of the French and Indian War as they make new friends, Ree finds love, and they search for Ree's brother; and her own longing to be considered free.
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Look to the Hills|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- American colonial period
Life of a profession:
- slave (non-black, generic)
- search for family/history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- 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?
- 5 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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