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Marguerite de La Rocque is the sixteen-year-old daughter of a strict Huguenot father in France in 1542. She is in love with Pierre, the youngest son of a neighboring family, but she cannot marry him because he is Catholic. Marguerite's uncle plans to build a colony in the new world of Canada. He decides that young ladies must come along, to marry the young noble settlers. Marguerite is one of those chosen, and she is able to plan for Pierre to come along as well. She hopes that in the New World they will find a way to be together. But upon their arrival in Canada, their dreams shatter. Marguerite's uncle discovers the two are lovers, and banishes Marguerite and her best friend - her servant Damienne - to a desolate island. Pierre manages to join them, but how can the three survive in this harsh wilderness with no one to help them?
This report prepared by Rebecca Herman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   17th century Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements Lover is    -   of a different race (interracial loving!)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   food/shelter preoccupation    -   stranded

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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