Butterfly Book Summary and Study Guide

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Janet had lived in an orphanage for as long as she could remember. She had always been very small for her age, as well as very quiet. When the other children made fun of her, she told herself that she was like a butterfly, waiting to spread her wings and fly. One day, Sanford and Celine Delorice come to the orphanage to adopt her, and Janet finds out that they had been looking at her for weeks. Wondering why anyone would ever want her, she finds out that Celine, now confined to a wheelchair, used to be a dancer, and wants to fulfill her dreams through Janet. Janet tries to do what Celine asks, and even learns to respect the art of dancing.
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The review of this Book prepared by Domenic

Janet Taylor is a 12 year old girl who has been an orphan most of her life. All the children at the orphanage always teased her and called her names. She was never happy until that faithful day that Celine and Sanford Delorice came to the orphanage and picked her out as their new daughter.

As soon as they got to her new home she was given things she had never dreamed of, such as towels with her name on them. But she soon came to realize that she may not be as lucky as it seemed. Her "mother" Celine was drilling her so much with ballet that it was beginning to feel like torture, the "helper" to her dance instructor began to touch her in odd ways, and her grandparents didn't like her.
The review of this Book prepared by Breeann

Janet grew up in an orphanage. Because of her small size and shyness, she fears she will never be adopted. But she is taken home by a young couple. Her new father runs a factory, and her new mother is a former ballerina, now in a wheelchair. She expects Janet to become a dancer, but Janet has trouble living up to her new mother's high expectations.
The review of this Book prepared by Steph

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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