|Plot Summary of The Boy Who Followed Ripley|
|"Tom Ripley, now a country gentleman living in France, befriends a young American runaway, and learns that the boy has a guilty consicence. This book is far more introspective than the first three Ripley books; we see Ripley's paternal side, his desire to set things right, as well as his comic flair. The humor that has always been lurking in the Ripley stories finally shows up in this one."
Lisa West, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Boy Who Followed Ripley|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
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
- an organization
Motive of antagonist
- fancy mansion
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 0 (not a murder mystery)
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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