|Plot Summary of A Ring of Endless Light|
|"Vicky Austin, a middling-teenage girl, is confused by the whirl of events around her that are escalating beyond her control. Her grandfather is dying of an incurable disease, and she becomes frightened when he adresses her as her dead grandmother. She also cannot understand her feelings about a triangle of young men who find her attractive."
Anne Walker, Resident Scholar
|"Vicky Austin returns to an island to be with her grandfather, who is dying of cancer. At a funeral of a family friend she meets Adam, her brother's friend who she grows close to as the story progresses.
Vicky is being openly pursued by two guys, a family friend she feels nothing but friendship for, and an old flame who tried to kill himself and pushes her for more than she wants to give him. All the while she finds herself falling for Adam, who has shown her she has a special gift. She can communicate with dolphins.
Vicky goes to the hospital when her grandfather needs a transfusion, and a child she had met before dies in her arms in the ER. She goes into shock and only Adam can snap her out of it."
Rachael High, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Ring of Endless Light|
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Tone of book?
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
- love triangle/polygon
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
because he/she is
- physically ill
- special abilities
- a teen
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can talk to animals
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- on vacation
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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