|Plot Summary of Mercy Among The Children|
|"Mercy Among The Children, a book by David Richard Adams allows you to witness the trial and tribulations of three generations of the Henderson family. The book revolves around how Sydney Henderson lives and dies by his ideals because no matter the consequences he will stand firmly by them. As a child Sydney Henderson's life was changed dramatically when he pushed another child, Connie Devlin, of a church roof for stealing his molasses sandwich. He made a deal with God that if he let this child live he would never in any way hurt another person again.
Cesar Gonzalez , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mercy Among The Children|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Kind of living:
- farm poverty
- general poverty story
Family, struggle with
- Father (or standin)
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- rebelling against parent's expectations
- committing crimes
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- bulging muscles
- small businessman
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape/molest (yeech!)
Lot of foul language?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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