|Plot Summary of If You Walked in My Shoes|
Dafina, Dec 2004, 14.00, 304 pp.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Leon Farrell finally persuades seventeen years old classmate Coreen Holmes to allow him to walk her home from school after several weeks of pleading. However, in an isolated locale, Leon rapes Coreen. She gives the child up for adoption.
When Frieda Davis turned twelve she had her first period and everything changes in her adoptive home. Instead of tucking her in her bed, her papa rapes her. He continues to molest her until at seventeen Frieda ran away from home vowing to one day confront her biological mother.
Almost thirteen years later Frieda has made something of herself, but now stalks Coreen from afar learning that her mother led a wonderful life married to Bates Treadwell and having raised two stepsons Glen and Eric with him. As Coreen continues to do good deeds to improve society, Frieda sets in motion a plan to destroy her.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of If You Walked in My Shoes|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kids growing up/acting up?
- search for family/history
Crime & Police story
- being hunted by killer/stalker
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- molestation - unpleasant gift from daddy
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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