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Other Bells For Us to Ring Book Review Summary

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Eleven-year-old Darcy Webster moves to the small town of Monument, Massachusetts with her parents early during the Second World War. Something of a loner, she has her first real friend in Kathleen Mary O'Hara, a smart and feisty girl who surprises Darcy one day by declaring her a Catholic. Darcy's recovering alcoholic father William enlists in the Army and eventually goes missing in action in the European theater. Her only friend Kathleen disappears without a word as well, so Darcy doesn't know to whom or what to turn for help or guidance. This tale was published by Robert Cormier in 1990.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Dada gone

Main Character

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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