|Plot Summary of Seeds of Hope|
|"It is January, 1849. Fourteen-year-old Susanna Fairchild, her father, and her sixteen-year-old sister Clara are on board a ship, almost to the end of their long sea voyage from New York to Oregon, when they hear news of a gold strike in California. Susanna's desperate father, grieving after the death of his wife and nearly penniless after losing all his money, abandons his plan of establishing a medical practice in Oregon and decides to mine for gold in the hope of gaining back the money he lost. Writing in the diary left behind by her mother, Susanna describes life in a rough-and-tumble mining camp and the dangers she and Clara face when they are left alone for weeks at a time, such as bad weather, threatening men, and wild animals. But in spite of the many hardships they face, the two sisters grow closer and experience the joys of finding new friends and their first loves."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Seeds of Hope|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- American wild west period
Kids growing up/acting up?
- struggling to earn a living to survive
Life of a profession:
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- searching for treasure
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- Momma gone
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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