|Plot Summary of Anna's Own|
|"In the mid 19th century, Anna, a lady's maid, is transported to Australia where she marries mad Jack Kelly. Now widowed, Anna owes money to Pat McNamara, whose terms for repayment are unacceptable - at first. Meanwhile, Anna's surviving children grow up into startling different characters. Mary's voice was ruined by a fever, but Mary, the good girl, finds congenial employment as a teacher/helper for a refuge for street arabs. Maggie, the wild bad girl, elopes at the age of 15. Intense, serious Bridget is loved by young Billy, but her heart belongs to someone else. Jack, the only boy, is as wild as Maggie, but has a helping of charm. Jack's pranks go too far, and he ends up in serious trouble.
Sally Odgers, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Anna's Own|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- Australian (mate!)
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- Dada gone
- long lived adults
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
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- actual description of hetero sex
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- No single main character?
Is this an e-book?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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