The Reivers Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Reivers

Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest takes off on a road trip to Memphis with two men who work for his father, precisely the kind of men his father would warn him to stay away from. His companions having no concept of shielding children from the harsh realities of the struggling poor or the vices grown men engage in against the orders of the fundamentalist church, Lucius learns a lot on the road. Serious issues about conflicts in society -- class, race, religion, and modernization -- are balanced with outright funny characters and situations.
This report prepared by Jessica Marler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   struggling to earn a living to survive    -   religious influences Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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