|Plot Summary of Trouble At Lazy Wells|
|"Sundiate Kiente is an African prince brought to America as a nine year old slave. He was bought by an abolitionist preacher and given his freedom. The story begins with the preacher being murdered while trying to help a young Mexican being hanged by miscreants.
When Sundi finds the body of his adoptive father he has no choice but to find the men who did it and make them pay. He has a dilemma. He knows the preacher's feelings about revenge and he finds a witness, a young white girl buried in the snow.
When Drexel Cornelius, the leader of the outlaw gang, learns that Sundi has the only witness to his murderous plot to steal land from the Cheyenne, he puts up a bounty of $5,000. While he hopes murderous bounty-killers will kill Sundi, he has plans of his own. His men will make sure the girl won't live to tell the truth."
Buddy Davis, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Trouble At Lazy Wells|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- american wild west
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- fighting outlaws
- accused criminal
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
- climbing on trails
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- moving train
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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