|Plot Summary of The Death of My Country|
|"When Genevieve was about five years old, she and her older brother were the only survivors of a raid on their Abenaki village. Taken to the French colony of Quebec, they were taken in by a kind childless couple. Genevieve eventually became more French than Indian, although her brother never really adjusted and eventually went to live with other Abenaki. Now Genevieve is twelve years old and the year is 1759. A war rages between France and England over control of some of the North American colonies. Genevieve finds her peaceful life changing in many ways when the city of Quebec, where she lives with her adoptive mother, Madame Claire, is put under siege by the British. Her brother and his best friend go to aid the French in battle and Genevieve must help nurse the wounded following the battles for the city while wondering if someone she knows and loves will be among the wounded or the dead. She also must learn to deal with her feelings of extreme hatred for the British who now occupy her city. This book is written as Genevieve's diary."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Death of My Country|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Inside culture (main char)
- American Indian
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Outside culture (society)
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- good friends
- War, general
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- an organization
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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