|Plot Summary of Ride the River|
|"Echo Sackett lives up to her family's reputation - she is smart, good with a gun and bold when the cause is just. She is the only one in her family able to head to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance. Once there, Echo realizes that James White, a conniving lawyer, is out to get her inheritance. Mr. White has a group of ruthless killers working for him and they will stop at nothing to get Echo's money. With inheritance in hand, Ms. Sackett must travel home to the Tennessee mountain country while trying to stay one step ahead of the killers. Her family needs the money and all she has to thwart the gunmen are her wits, her pistol and the help of the handsome Dorian Chantry. With that arsenal, the odds look pretty good for the pretty heroine!"
Lucy Johnson, Resident Scholar
|"A young teen girl finds out she inherited a sum of money from a distant relative. She lives in the American West and far away from the city where she has to go to collect the money. After meeting with a lawyer and running into trouble, she is off with a great sum of money. On her travel back to her family ranch she is followed by a group of men who were hired to get "
Justin Mitchell, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ride the River|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
- american wild west
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- attacked on ride through the West
- a teen
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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