Virginia Hamilton | Critical Essay by Karen Ritter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Virginia Hamilton.
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Critical Essay by Karen Ritter

[In Justice and Her Brothers, with] school out for the summer and their parents gone for most of the day, 11-year-old Justice is left in the company of her twin brothers, Thomas and Levi, two years older and as different in personality as they are identical in appearance…. The surface action involves Justice's attempts to keep up with her brothers and their gang in such average-kid activities as riding bicycles and catching snakes, but the subtle, sometimes confusing psychic power-struggle underneath has vivid and terrifying effects and is the source of the carefully created tension in the story. Many rich details—heat, dust, smells, patterns of sound, etc. are skillfully woven into a complex plot all the more chilling for being so firmly grounded in reality. The suspense is slow in building although very strong; the characters all...

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