|Plot Summary of The Blue Castle|
|"Valancy Stirling has always been afraid of life. She's almost 29, and her family still controls her. They tell her what to wear, what to eat, and what to do. They also tease her because she has never been married or even been asked. Then, Valancy receives some startling news. She has a fatal heart condition. At most, she could live a year or die at any moment. Valancy takes this news as an opportunity to live. She doesn't tell her family anything, but shocks them by doing exactly what she wants. At first, this only includes saying what she thinks. But, she soon shocks them by going to nurse dying Cissy Gay, who is an outcast for having a child out of wedlock. An even worse shock comes when Valancy marries Barney Snaith, who everyone in town believes is a notorious criminal. Valancy lets Barney know about her condition, and believes that he has only married her out of pity. But, she is happier with him than she has ever been. "
Angela Tircuit, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Blue Castle|
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Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- physically ill/deformed
- Canadian (Aboot!)
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
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- 4 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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