|Plot Summary of The Rain Catchers|
|"Fourteen year old Grayling lives in her grandmother's house where tea is served each day at four and where women meet to tell their personal histories. The women take care of each other and of Grayling, protecting her from the story of her own past.
Over the course of her fourteenth summer, Grayling falls in love, deals with the death of a loved one and finally learns the details of her own story when she travels to visit her mother and to find out about the history of her father.
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Rain Catchers|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
- search for family/history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- Momma gone
- guy chasing
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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