|Plot Summary of Biggie and the Meddlesome Mailman|
|"Set in the small town of Job's Crossing in rural Texas, twelve-year-old J.R. narrates the adventures of his grandmother, Miss Biggie.
Luther Abernathy, the town mailman, has the bad habit of knowing everyone's business and broadcasting it all over town. When Miss Biggie and J.R. find Luther's body in what seems to be a simple car accident, they determine from the evidence that there has been foul play.
J.R. keeps his eyes and ears open as he goes through his day of baseball practice, running errands and accompanying Miss Biggie on her visits to friends and neighbors. J.R.'s observations help Miss Biggie solve the mystery and deal with a local militia club."
Susan Peek, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Biggie and the Meddlesome Mailman|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 50%
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a teen
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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