|Plot Summary of A Shining Season|
|"This is the story of John Baker, an Olympic hopeful in track. He got cancer when he was 24 (?), dedicated his last year or so to helping kids, and died at the age of 26. The book has a lot of good philosophy in it (i.e. reward kids for doing their best even if they don't win) and is simply heartwearming."
Ann, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Shining Season|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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