|Plot Summary of Across America with the Boys|
|"Matthew Collins is a freelance writer, who decides during his midlife crisis to take his two young children on a roadtrip across america. The book is about his journey from the East coast to the West coast of America, and the things he sees and the people he meets. The book is written to pay retroactively for the trip, and many of the places that Colins visits are specifically chosen to appeal to his sons, both of whom are under 5, for example visiting Disney world, and many small time amusment parks located in the Midwest. He goes camping regularly and delights in showing his children things they had also seen in films, such as rodeo, and in letting them experience things they will not back home, like riding around in a giant camper van. When they finally make it to the other side of America, with some mishaps along the way, for example the roof of their camper van is destroyed one night in a storm, Collins goes back home to his wife, happy he has bonded with the children."
Sarah McCulloch, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Across America with the Boys|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- general child raising
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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