|Plot Summary of Child of My Heart|
|"Living in Long Island, the 15-year old daughter of upwardly mobile parents,invites her young cousin, Daisy Mae to spend some time in the summer with her while she babysits for several families and their pets. Black marks on Daisy's legs soon evince signs of a serious illness which the two girls keep secret to allow Daisy to remain on the island. They become involved in the lives of the families they work for, especially with Flora, the two-year old daughter of a 70-year old painter and his young wife. The narrator observes how Flora is left alone after the wife takes off and the painter secretes himself in his studio with the housekeeper. How the painter seduces the 15-year old is told in a tender,gentle manner, but the secret life is unraveled as parents find out about Daisy's illness and returns her to her own family. Other colorful characters include her alcoholic Uncle Tommy, reminiscent of the author's previous novel, "Charming Billy" and the poor Moran family next door. This delicately told coming -of age novel seduces the reader with its understated tension. "
Betty-Jeanne Korson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Child of My Heart|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 2000+ (Present Day)
Kids growing up/acting up?
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- physical illness/disability
- guy chasing
- much younger/older
- a teen
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- naive Brooke Shields-ish virgin
- on vacation
- Atlantic Ocean Island
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- Boob talk!
- Vagia talk!
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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