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Mercy Among The Children, a book by David Richard Adams allows you to witness the trial and tribulations of three generations of the Henderson family. The book revolves around how Sydney Henderson lives and dies by his ideals because no matter the consequences he will stand firmly by them. As a child Sydney Henderson's life was changed dramatically when he pushed another child, Connie Devlin, of a church roof for stealing his molasses sandwich. He made a deal with God that if he let this child live he would never in any way hurt another person again.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   farm poverty    -   general poverty story Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Wild kid(s)?    -   committing crimes Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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