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When Genevieve was about five years old, she and her older brother were the only survivors of a raid on their Abenaki village. Taken to the French colony of Quebec, they were taken in by a kind childless couple. Genevieve eventually became more French than Indian, although her brother never really adjusted and eventually went to live with other Abenaki. Now Genevieve is twelve years old and the year is 1759. A war rages between France and England over control of some of the North American colonies. Genevieve finds her peaceful life changing in many ways when the city of Quebec, where she lives with her adoptive mother, Madame Claire, is put under siege by the British. Her brother and his best friend go to aid the French in battle and Genevieve must help nurse the wounded following the battles for the city while wondering if someone she knows and loves will be among the wounded or the dead. She also must learn to deal with her feelings of extreme hatred for the British who now occupy her city. This book is written as Genevieve's diary.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   French    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Loss of...    -   good friends Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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