|Plot Summary of Summer of Night|
|"On the last day of school, as summer stretches before a group of young students, one of them is snatched away by a nightmare creature. As more and more disappearances and deaths take place over the summer, and the dead walk among the living, a few close friends must find the key to the mystery or the terror from an earlier age, which stalks them now, will kill the whole town--maybe the whole planet!"
Gary Pullman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Summer of Night|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the monster chased me!
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- An "It".
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
- super strength
- is very quick
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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