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Book Title: Claiming Georgia Tate|
The author of the book: Gigi Amateau
Date of issue: December 4th 2006
ISBN 13: 9781844281558
Format files: PDF
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1. Author's Background
Gigi Amateau wrote this novel, because she needed a way to express herself. Georgia Tate’s character is based off of Gigi. Each of the characters go through some of the same obstacles.
2. Literary Time Period
This novel was written in modern times. This book became popular in this time period because people enjoy real-life stories.
Thi novel takes place in Mississippi, where the ponds are full of fish and the weather is always enjoyable.
Georgia Tate: The main character in this novel. Georgia is twelve years old and very mature for her age. She is a child who has been through so much and is determined to get back to her granddaddy at any cost.
Granddaddy: Georgia Tate’s grandfather has raised her from infancy. He has always been there for her and has her best interest at heart.
Nana: Georgia Tate’s grandmother has raised her from infancy. She has taught Georgia how to be a lady, to trust in God, and to always be respectful.
Rayford Jamison: Georgia Tate’s father that has never cared for her and hurt her since she was young. He is responsible for all the shame and doubt that Georgia feels.
The theme of this novel is to never give up, even when you are living your worst nightmares you must get up and fight back.
6. Plot Summary
Georgia Tate is a Godly, intelligent, mature, strong, and beautiful twelve year old girl that wants nothing more in life than to live with her granddaddy in Mississippi. Unfortunately, when Georgia’s grandmother dies her granddaddy feels that it is necessary for her to move in with her father. When Georgia moves in with her father he begins sexually abusing her, making her feel worthless. When she meets her neighbor, Tamika, Georgia’s life changes forever. Tamika keeps her safe and reconnects her with her granddaddy.
7. Literary Devices
Symbolism is one of the literary device in the novel. An example of symbolism would be Tamika, because she symbolizes hope for Georgia and for the reader that Georgia will return home.
Another literary device used in the novel is irony, the author uses irony when Georgia’s Dad judges others for doing drugs, drinking, etc. when he is a drug addict and alcoholic.
8. Memorable Quotes
“I kiss him again and whisper directly into his ear, ‘I love you.’ Outside the rain keeps falling. It is a good rain.” Page 196
This is Georgia speaking about how she felt when she realized that her granddaddy was going to live. She was so happy.
“‘Joy doesn’t last as long as terror, does it?’” Page 173
This is Georgia speaking to a man on the bus about how being happy doesn’t seem to last as long as terror.
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Read information about the authorGigi Amateau was born in northeastern Mississippi and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. Her first young adult novel, Claiming Georgia Tate (Candlewick Press, 2005), described as “a moving first offering” by School Library Journal, was selected as a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Voice of Youth Advocates Review Editor’s Choice, and a Book Sense Summer Pick. It was also nominated for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Children’s Book Award and the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults list.
Among other upcoming titles, Chancey of the Maury River will be published by Candlewick Press in May 2008.
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