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The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
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Jun 16, 2010

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According to Russel’s Literature for Children, The Great Gilly Hopkins can be considered to be a realistic fiction because it demonstrates the life of a foster child. The setting takes place in Thompson Park that would be considered an ordinary city which makes the story believable. The character of Gilly is both believable and realistic because the reader can imagine the life of a foster child since this occurs in real life. The theme of this story is the importance of family, expressing the importance of Gilly accepting the new bonds being formed. The author demonstrates the sensitivity and objectivity of the topic of foster care. The dialogue of this story is believable and fresh. The author keeps the story in a moving along pattern.


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