Writes Great Books and Isn't Often Mentioned
About the Author
Repetition through the sentence, "bad, bad, bad." Page 4, Chasing Redbird. "Eating, eating, eating." Page 8, Bloomability.
Repetition through the story, "Zinnia Taylor: Agent of doom." Page 9, Chasing Redbird. "The Dreams of Domenica Santolina Doone." Page 9,19,etc. Bloomability.
Sound describing, "Click, click, whoosh.", "Whishhhhh." Page 18, Bloomability. "Splat." Page 60, Chasing Redbird.
Different dialects, "Presto!" Page 136, Bloomability. "Cripes!" Page 237, Chasing Redbird.
On a random page in two of Sharon's books I found:
- Her average sentence length for Chasing Redbird, is 16.333.
- Her average sentence length for Bloomablity, is 21.333.
- Her paragraphs are shorter than most authors books, but some of the sentences seem to be longer.
Books I read by Sharon Creech
- Chasing Redbird
Books I read before this project:
- Walk Two Moons
- Absolutely Normal Chaos
- The Wanderer
- Ruby Holler
- Love That Dog
- The Great Unexpected
The Ingredients of A Sharon Creech Character
In Chasing Redbird, Zinny seem to feel like she does not fit in among her siblings, Gretchen and May fit together, Will, Ben, and Sam fit together, and Bonnie fits in with everyone, but Zinny doesn't really fit in. When she comes back ten days later to find everyone sleeping and her Mom tending Uncle Nate and Dad at work with her sisters friend in her bed, she feels forgotten and alone. They are both 13 and feel that the are "holes" in there life. Throughout the book I realize they really need to discover who they are, and what they want to do, and by the end of the book they have.
A Short Story with Sharon Creech's Style
Sentences with Writing Styles
We were a chorus of voice bianche. "Vivo, vivo, vivo!" Page 222, Bloomability.
I took Rose's medallion from my pocket, and my own medallion from the cabin drawer, and I held them a long time, a long, long, long time. Page 244, Chasing Redbird.