|Plot Summary of Brown Paper Bags|
|"Brown Paper Bags is a critical analysis of a system designed to help innocent children. Written as seen through the eyes of a child you will journey from a normal family setting through its breakup and into life in the foster care system. This is the true accounting of four children growing up strangers to each other and the lives they endured as wards of the state. This story was written to bring awareness to the foster care system and the lives foster children are given. Warning, read with Kleenex available, this is not a story with a happy ending."
Nora Steuber-Tamblin, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Brown Paper Bags|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kids growing up/acting up?
- growing up orphaned
- orphan story
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 11-14
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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