|Plot Summary of The Long Road Home|
|"The book starts off with the main character, Gabriella, as a child. We learn that she is physically beaten by her mother frequently. Her Dad doesn't do anything and leaves them. This continues years later until she is almost a teen. Her mother abandons her at a coventry with nuns. She then has to adjust her lifestyle. She grows up with these nuns and makes good friends with them. She is known to be sweet, disciplined, obeying and hardworking. She never opens up to many people. Later when she's 18 she moves out on her own and makes a living working at small restaurants. She meets a young priest, although their relationship doesn't work out. She also meets a couple of other people who become quite significant to her. In the end she finds herself and relizes that what her mother did to her as a child isn't her fault.
Mallory, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Long Road Home|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
- struggling to earn a living to survive
Family, struggle with
- Mother (or standin)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- parental abuse
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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