|Plot Summary of Dream Water|
|"During a field trip to the Victoria Seaquarium, two elementary school students witness a tragic accident when a trainer falls into the killer whale pool and is deliberately drowned by the whales. Now in their final years of high school, these students have been heavily influenced by this experience. Cassie is a talented ballerina who's “shrink” parents haven't been able to help her get over her experience (in her mind, haven't seemed to try). She is haunted by frequent nightmares. Meanwhile, Holden, also 17, is an alcoholic painter, obsessed with painting killer whales and still living in Victoria with his dad. Both teens struggle to face the horrific accident that has so influenced their lives. "
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dream Water|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- actions leading to death of someone
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
- a teen
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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