|Plot Summary of Across Five Aprils|
|"Over the course of 5 Aprils, Jethro keeps the family farm going while his brothers and friends go off to fight in the Civil War. He grows up in the process and deals with the effects of the war on himself and his family. Issues of truth, honesty, loyalty, desertion, mercy, bravery, and love are covered in the telling of the story. This is a fictional personalized account of the war and gives great information about the war and politics of the 1860's. "
nathan geer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Across Five Aprils|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- War, general
- War, Civil
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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