|Plot Summary of Chu Ju's House|
|"Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju and her family live in modern rural China, where a strict policy of two children per family is enforced. When Chu Ju's mother becomes pregnant again, the family hopes for a boy, because sons are strongly preferred. But when the baby is born, it is another girl, who is named Hua. When Chu Ju learns that her grandmother plans to sell baby Hua to an orphanage so that there will be room in the family for another child, hopefully a son, Chu Ju decides to run away from home to spare her sister this terrible fate. Chu Ju's journey brings her to a fishing boat, a silkworm factory, a rice paddy, and the bustling and modern city of Shanghai. "
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Chu Ju's House|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
- struggling to earn a living to survive
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
If story of urban/rural...
- rural moving to urban
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- long-lived adults
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- 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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