|Plot Summary of Letters to a Rose|
|""Letters to a Rose" is a contemporary narrative that offers a glimpse of the latter 20th Century through the eyes of a child of the 60s. It begins with a lighthearted, nostalgic trip through a young boy's childhood, but takes a sudden, dark turn to the tragic murder of John Kennedy, violent political unrest, and the jungles of Vietnam. In the center is a romance deeply rooted in the tumultuous decades of change the gave rise to a nebulous generation that never quite found itself."
Robert Henley, Resident Scholar
|"The 1960s… Children of the Greatest Generation precariously teeter on the edge of a world gone mad.
Nuclear winter threatens from the shadows of a genocidal war in Southeast Asia as America courts disaster in the sticky jungles of Vietnam; and soon, gunfire will rip through a sunny plaza in Dallas, killing both the nation's beloved president and a young generation's innocence.
From the fringes of this trembling universe calls a voice of a young boy whose naïve world of high school proms and keg parties will soon be hurled out the door of a huey gunship streaking over the killing fields of Vietnam.
Everything he ever knew, and all he believed was true shall be forever changed. Only one thing remains constant.
Kevin Cahill, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Letters to a Rose|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
Life of a profession:
Family, struggle with
- Father (or standin)
- conduct in war
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
- family young v. old guard
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Midwest
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- Southeast Asia
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Is this an e-book?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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