|Plot Summary of Getting Life|
|"Left 15 years in a nursing home, Emily Mason is "accidentally" neglected into a hospital and meets a doctor who realizes she is more than a "vegetable." Gradual awakening to the world leaves her with the dilemma: institutional life, or a modicum of independence? New friends, new experiences, it can all seem like too much. But Emily's humor and toughness gives her the edge for survival. "Getting Life does an incredible job of acknowledging too often unheard voices...This is an excellent novel, the kind all of us writers aspire to produce. (Steven Brown, Disability Culture Institute, www.dimenet.com.) "
Julie Shaw Cole, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Getting Life|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Midwest
- mental illness
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- mostly 1st
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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