|Plot Summary of Sparrow Hawk Red|
A young teen, Ricky, is a whiz at flying small aircraft, thanks to his stunt-flying father. Ricky can handle a loop without waffling, but he is stunned into shock when he overhears a conversation between his father and DEA agents trying to bring his father out of retirement to pursue members of a drug cartel in Mexico. The agents let it slip that the drug cartel arranged a fatal car crash which had taken the life of Ricky's mother several years previously.
Ricky is disgusted when his father refuses to act and he decides to take matters into his own hands. He runs off to Mexico where he must survive in the guise of a "rattero" or homeless street waif. With the help of Soledad, a young girl, he manages to locate the drug cartel and come up with an ambitious plan to steal an airplane and make a daring escape.
Ricky learns a lot about the true meaning of courage. His friendship with Soledad opens his eyes to a life very different from his own. He learns to understand and forgive his father.
This synopsis report prepared by Christina Livingstone
|Chapter Analysis of Sparrow Hawk Red|
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 - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- drug dealers
- a teen
The Americas (not US):
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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