|Plot Summary of Our Only May Amelia|
|"Our Only May Amelia is about a girl named May Amelia who is the only girl (besides her mom) in a family ofeight brothers, both younger and older. She lives on a farm and she is very headstrong and like a tomboy. She really wants a baby sister so that she could take care of her. One day, her wish comes true! Her baby sister was born and was named Amy. May Amelia loves her and always takes care of her. When the baby dies while it was sleeping, May Amelia feels sad and horrible, and to make matters worse, her grouchy, mean grandmother said that the death was all May Amelia's fault. With the world so downcast to May Amelia, so she runs away. "
alisa, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Our Only May Amelia|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a teen
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Pacific NW
- lot of descript of crop raising
- lot of descript of animal care
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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