Editor’s 6 Core Questions

Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wein)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global—War > Brotherhood Secondary—Worldview > Maturation 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions One Central Character with Offshoots That Embody Their Traits: The first half of the book is the written record of a POW in Nazi occupied France, Julie/Queenie, who has apparently bargained to… Read more »

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Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global — Action > Savior Secondary — Worldview > Education 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions Hero, Victim, Villain: Celaena Sardothien is the hero, the other competitors who die throughout the competition are the victims, and everyone on “Team Cain” (The King, Duke Perrington,… Read more »

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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global—Status > Admiration Secondary—Love > Courtship 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions Strong Mentor Figure: Marmee (the mother of the March Girls): Marmee councils her daughters. She teaches her daughters the importance of self-sacrifice, kindness, and charitable giving. She encourages Jo to embrace her… Read more »

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