Other Bells For Us to Ring Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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)


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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