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The Saskiad Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Saskiad

Saskia is an intelligent, quirky twelve-year-old who lives with her mother in an rural New York commune that is past its prime. Wrapped up in books and fantasies, Saskia is lonely and has only the tiresome younger children of the commune with which to spend her time. Everything changes when beautiful Jane Singh becomes the new girl in Saskia's class at school. Saskia and Jane are fast friends, but their intimate relationship starts to erode when Saskia's estranged father shows up to take the girls on trip. Saskia's jealousy of Jane begins to surface, and the two girls end their friendship. Still obsessed with her perfect ex-best friend, Saskia endeavors to become just like Jane.
This report prepared by Judy Berman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

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

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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