|Plot Summary of If There Be Thorns|
It seemed as though Chris and Cathy were wonderful parents. They had fourteen year old Jory, who was thoughtful and bright, and then Bart, who was forever a troublemaker everywhere he went.
When this old woman moved in next door along with her butler in tow, Bart took a shine to her. She was extremely wealthy, and gave Bart everything he asked for and then told him to call her Grandma.
It was after this point in the story where Bart's transformation began. The old lady told him stories about his parents, and this lead him into terrible acts of violence.
When Bart trembles on the edge of total craziness, his parents aren't sure what to do about it, but are awaiting for something to happen. There was a horror that flowered in the attic many years ago, and the thorns are still bloodier then ever.
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
|Chapter Analysis of If There Be Thorns|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
- a kid
- Cynical or arrogant
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Trade Links with Us!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
Aline Countess of Romanones
Mark C. Ross
David R. Palmer
Graham D. Watson
More message boards
Our Chief Librarian