|Plot Summary of No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story|
|"Fourteen year old Thrasher Magee is the son of farmer. He lives in Georgia. He wants to join the Confederate Army, but one has to be at least 18 years of age to join. He writes the number 18 on a piece of paper and sticks it in his shoe. When the Major asks him if he is over 18, he can honestly say that he is. Thrasher and his friend Baylor get assigned to the Okefenokee Rifles, a company in the 26th Georgia regiment.
They are then moved to Camp Semmes, where they train for many days. Finally they get orders to move to Virginia to fight with General Stonewall Jackson. They meet some Yankees and they decide to play them in a game of baseball at the place they call No Mans Land. Fianlly a great battle occurs, The Seven Days Battle."
Keri Shaffer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- american civil war period
- Civil War
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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