|Plot Summary of The Shadow Riders|
|"Returning home from the Civil War, the Traven brothers discover that their home has been ransacked. A ruthless band of Confederate guerrillas, led by holdout Colonel Ashford, are heading for Mexico where they plan to regroup in order to lead a new Confederate resurgence through the South. On their way, the rebels are looting and kidnapping women to sell for cold hard cash and among the captives are the Travens' sister and neighbor! The Travens are in hot pursuit but greatly outnumbered. It will take luck and a whole lot of skill to stop Ashford's band of renegades."
Lucy Johnson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Shadow Riders|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- american civil war period
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- fighting outlaws
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
- Average intelligence
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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