|Plot Summary of The Thorn Birds|
Young Meggie falls in love with a priest, and searches for answers regarding her religious beliefs, preferences in love, and where the future lies for both. Her love interest adores Meggie, but finds he is torn from doing the right thing when it comes to love, and his devotion to the Church. Meggie's life is followed from childhood, as a brow-beaten child growing up in rural Australia, to womanhood, where she must live with the choices that she has made. This is a literary classic full of beautifully descriptive scenes that Colleen McCullough is famous for. The Thorn Birds is truly one of the most sincere, tasteful, beautifully written love stories that can appease any romantic.
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A Coming of age story of a young austrailian girl in a forbidden love affair.
This synopsis report prepared by Traci Leanne Bell
|Chapter Analysis of The Thorn Birds|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- Australian (mate!)
- of a different social class
- White (American)
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- lot of descript of animal care
- fancy mansion
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- actual description of hetero sex
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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