|Plot Summary of The Thief of Always|
When a boy named Harvey feels like he's dying of boredom from the long winter months, a stranger comes along and takes him to a strange and wonderful house where everyday is a whole year, with all the associated holidays, and there are no rules, only fun. Of course, there is a price, which Harvey finds out about when he finds a lake where lagoon creatures live who were once children like himself. When he escapes, he finds that every day was really a year and his parents are thirty years older. Seeking revenge and the lost years, he goes back to challenge the house, who is really a magical being and who really wants Harvey to stay to be its appretice.
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|Chapter Analysis of The Thief of Always|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
- the haunted house chased me!
- a kid
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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