Time Enough for Drums Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jemima was a feisty, selfish spoiled girl, but time and a chain of events change her forever. Despite their stout patriotic beliefs, her parents have insisted that Jem be tutored by their friend, John Reid, well known to be a Tory! Jem does everything she can to vex him, she believes she hates him and he treats her unfairly and meanly. But when a shocking truth reveals itself about this hateful man, can those feelings change? as Jem's brothers go off to war and her family is torn apart, can Jem mature into woman enough to deal with it? Can she be strong through the troubles, finding herself all but alone, and those she cares about in danger or grief?
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    Jemima was a lazy spoiled girl until a chain of events changed her life forever. Since the Revolutionary War started, her world was in a tumult. Her brothers were going off to war, and her parents stil insisted she be tutored by John Reid, and a Tory no less! But as Jem matures into a woman through circumstance, maybe the hate she feels for John is love?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, US Revolutionary Lover is    -   an historical enemy

Main Character

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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