The Ransom of Mercy Carter Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mercy Carter is a young girl living in the English colony of Deerfield, Massachusetts. One dark, cold winter night, her life changes forever. Indians attack the settlement, kill many people, and take the rest captive. Mercy is seperated from what is left of her family and taken to live in an Indian village where she is adopted into the tribe. As the years go by, Mercy must struggle with her identity and what culture she belongs in, the one she was born into or the one that took her captive yet treated her well.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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