|Plot Summary of The Torn Skirt|
|"Sara Shaw is a 16 year old teenager growing up in Victoria, British Colombia during the 80's. Nicknamed Ice Queen by the kids at school due to their belief she is stuck up, Sara is immersed in skipping class, hanging out with the stoners and getting her first taste of young love with high schooler, Dean Black. Sara is being raised by her drug addicted father after leaving a commune called the Pleasure Family. When Sara's father catches her in the act of masturbation, Sara is abruptly abandoned when her father walks out of her life. Left to fend for herself, Sara soon starts skipping school and hanging out in the streets with a teenaged prostitute named China. China involves Sara in a plot to rob a john of his money."
Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Torn Skirt|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
- druggie culture (& crime)
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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