|Plot Summary of Spindle's End|
|"This retelling of the "Sleeping Beauty" story begins when Rosie, a young princess, is born. A witch casts a spell on her and says that she will prick her finger on a spindle on her twenty-first birthday and die. A peasant fairy takes Rosie to the forest and raises her, concealing her royal identity. Rosie grows up to be a tomboyish young woman who can talk to animals. She makes friends with another girl of her age, a girl who she believes to be the true princess. The witch who casts the spell believes this too and Rosie's friend pricks her finger but only falls into a deep sleep, along with the rest of the village. It is up to Rosie to save her and defeat the witch."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Spindle's End|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Mental/magical powers focus
- bad magical powers hunting non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- magical being
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- general past
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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