|Plot Summary of As in a Mirror|
|"John Stuart King is a well-known author. When he listens to a sermon one day about being kind to the homeless, he can't stop thinking about the issue. He decides to become a tramp himself to see what it's like--providing a good source for his next story. He discovers that no one seems to truly care about tramps. That is, until he stumbles across a family in the country. The Elliott family provides him with a job on their farm. They treat him kindly. Helen Elliott, the oldest girl in the family, is beautiful--and above all, truthful. Corey is a college boy who stumbles into some trouble by telling jokes. And Anna, the youngest, goes behind her family's back and meets a young man who is practically a stranger. John tries to help Corey and Anna, and in some respects succeeds. However, he can't help wondering what they would all think of him if they knew of his masquerade--especially Helen, with her ideals of truth.
When a lost will is recovered, will John be forced to make his true identity known? And will it cost him more than he can bear?"
Melissa M., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of As in a Mirror|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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