|Plot Summary of Acorna - Unicorn Girl 1|
Acorna is found in an escape pod floating in deep space by three asteroid miners, who take her in. She has silver hair, odd fingers and feet, and a little silver horn in the middle of her forehead. They soon find out she can decipher metals in asteroids, clean water and air using her horn. She also learns extremely quickly, and after two years she looks like she's six even though she only looked two when they found her. So when they go to get money for the minerals they dug and a big corporation tries to take her, the four flee to Kezdet, a planet with a secret profit of child labor. A man named Li has been trying to end child labor on the planet for years and takes in Acorna and her mining "uncles" to see what it would take to build a moon station for the orphans of Kezdet. Acorna, who at this point looks sixteen even though she's only six, frees the children from child labor.
This synopsis report prepared by kate
|Chapter Analysis of Acorna - Unicorn Girl 1|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great mental powers person
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings as an alien growing up among humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- Female Alien
- religious figure
- a kid
If magical mental powers:
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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