|Plot Summary of The Unconquerable |
|"British Sheila Matthews is holidaying in Poland with friends when Germany invades. As she is hurried out of the country, she witnesses the cowardice of the ‘upper' class Polish and is goaded accepting the offer previously proposed to her. She becomes a ‘German' double agent, spilling the tactical secrets to the underground rebels, one of which is the dashing Captain Adam Wisniewiski…
Sheila survives in the war ravaged streets of Warsaw, as she flirts with danger, using her position to both undermine the German agents and counteract the horrors they are creating. It is when she finds her friends, whom have been flung far over the country; Andrew as joined the war, and his survival is unknown; Barbara has joined the hospital, housing orphaned children, and their mother has remained in her village, to hide rebels, that Sheila realises that she should do more. She becomes more daring, until inevitably she is suspected by the Germans. Ingeniously, she uses her contacts in the German military to transport her partially to her now destination.
She arrives in the town in which she was formerly holidaying, to find its occupants devastated by the German presence. She cannot long stay there, as the determined German officer who was humiliated by Sheila is hunting for her.
As Sheila flees through the forests of Poland, she learns more and more about the bravery and defiance of the Polish people. But will Adam, with whom she has been fleetingly reunited, brave the wrath of the leaders of the rebellion and defy their orders so he can be with Sheila?
M. Cole , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Unconquerable |
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- Civilian resistance
- WW II
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
- government investigator
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Eastern Europe
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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