|Plot Summary of Angel of Hope|
|"When Heather Barlow returns from Africa, the joy she felt during her missionary trip fades. She's still suffering from unresolved grief over the death of her friend Ian, and now that she's back home in the United States, she feels directionless. And while Heather has changed a great deal, her family has not. She is discouraged to see that her sister, Amber, seems no more mature than when Heather left, her parents no less involved with a medical practice that caters to the wealthy.
Heather's sense of purpose is renewed when she persuades her mother to travel with her back to Uganda to try to save the baby she rescued on her mission trip. But when Heather becomes ill and cannot undertake the journey, Amber agrees to go in her place. Now Amber must emerge from her sister's shadow to grapple with the age-old question, "Am I my brother's keeper?""
Ruth Miller, Resident Scholar
|"In this book Amber is a high-class teenage girl who gets pretty much anything she wants and is popular in school. When her sister can't go to Africa on a missionary trip, Amber takes her place. She not only helps other people while there, but she helps herself. She finds lots of new friends while in Africa... but most importantly... she finds herself!"
Kristian Herron, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Angel of Hope|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Major part of story:
- general child raising
Exploring into the wild
- a teen
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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