|Plot Summary of The Mirror|
|"Brandy was going to be married to someone she didn't know because her father wanted it that way. Shay was going to be married to a young man she loved. As Shay looked into the wedding mirror the night before her wedding she began to feel dizzy and sick. She passed out and woke up to people she didn't know and they kept calling her Brandy. Her name wasn't Brandy, her name is Shay. The woman that seemed to think she was her mother kept telling her everything would be all right she was just upset about the wedding. It took some time for Shay to realize she had gone back in time and was living in her grandmother's body. She took many efforts to try to get back to her world but it wouldn't work. She gets to see first hand how it was to live in the 1800's and the struggle it was for women."
Sherrie L. Jones, Resident Scholar
|"When Shay Gerrett looks into the grotesque and evil mirror she recieves as a gift on her wedding eve, she is drawn back in time, awakening in the same house, but in another body, that of her grandmother, Brandy. The independent and headstrong Brandy is transported as well... from seventy-five years in the past into her grand-daughter, Shay's, deserted body. Shay is forced to live the life of her grandmother, being called crazy by all of society and is tortured by knowing the future and being forced to endure it. What will become of Shay and Brandy? Will they ever be able to switch back to their own bodies?"
Samantha Brett, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Mirror|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Family, struggle with
- wedding preparations
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
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
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Small town people:
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- mostly 1st
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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