To People Googling "The Girl Who Threw Butterflies"

I’ve seen a lot of hits lately from people looking up book report info on Mick Cochrane’s excellent YA novel, The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, because I’ve written about it previously. For example, in the last few days I’ve seen multiple hits for “Setting of The Girl Who Threw Butterflies” and “Tone of The Girl Who Threw Butterflies.” I’m glad teachers are assigning it, and while it’s a lovely book that would only take a few hours to read, I understand that today’s students are stressed and busy, so I’ll give you some quick help here.*

PLOT: It’s about a girl who masters the ancient Japanese art of butterfly hurling, under the tutelage of a sage mentor.

CHARACTERS: Renesmee, the heroine, and Yogi, her mentor. Mutt, her best friend, and Jeff, her dog. Her parents’ names are Punch and Judy.

SETTING: Mobile, Alabama in the 1960s.

THEME: You can do anything if you put your mind to it, unless it is winning the regional butterfly hurling championship, which is astonishingly hard even if you do put your mind to it.

TONE: Bawdy.

There, I hope that is helpful. Godspeed, young book reporters.

*No need to even glance at the book and verify. Just print off this blog entry, scribble your name at the top, and hand it in.

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