|Plot Summary of Cold Sassy Tree|
|"This small town in Georgia is turned upside-down by the quick marriage between the general store manager and a Yankee woman half his age. His grandson, the young Will Tweedy tells this story about changing times in his hometown, daring to wonder about the events the adults want to keep under wraps. Will grows up as he witnesses his grandfather's happiness and the town's modernization."
Jessica Marler, Resident Scholar
|"Before his grandmother is even cold in her grave, Will Tweedy's grandpa gets married, and the whole community is turned upside down. Grandpa Blakeslee married Love Simpson, and everyone thinks now that she just wants his money. Will likes Love, and he has a hard time deciding how he feels.
Eventually Love and Grandpa really do fall in love. Will discovers he has feelings for a mill girl, and his family is outraged. He learns to drive a car, and continues to miss his friend who died of lockjaw.
After a failed robbery attempt, Grandpa Blakeslee gets very sick. Miss Love has a secret to tell him and the family, but Grandma keeps getting sicker and may not make it. Will Miss Love get to tell him before it's too late, or will Grandpa get so sick he dies?"
Rachael High, Resident Scholar
|"Cold Sassy Tree deals with a young boy, Will.
His best friend and Grandma both die in about a months span, through out the book he reminisces both. He experiences something out of the ordinary though, his newly widowed grandpa marries, the towns newest member, whom is also the towns young yankee woman. His grandpa is the talk of the town from then on, marrying such a woman who is young enough to be his daughter, and with a wife not even cold in her grave.
Will trusts his Grandpa, while everyone, even his mother doubts him. Will and his grandpa become huggies, and Will even learns to love his new grandma. He overhears his grandpa and new wife, Mrs.Love, talking many times, and sees Mrs. Love kiss another man in broad daylight! His grandpa teaches Will to love people for who they are. Will takes in his grandpas advice, and begins to fall in love with a "mill" girl, which mill children are nicknamed to "lintheads". "
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|Review Analysis of Cold Sassy Tree|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog