|Plot Summary of Layover|
|"Claire Newbold is a woman dealing with a lot of problems and trying to fend off a mental breakdown. Her husband, Ken, cheated on her, she lost a child, and is desperate to conceive again. Her solution is to run away, jumping from one flight to another all over the country. She sneaks into hotels without paying and spends most of her time swimming in the hotel pool. It is in one of these pools that she meets Zach, a teenager more than a decade younger than she. Claire seduces him and hopes to have gotten pregnant from the encounter. She doesn't stay too long at any hotel, not giving her husband the chance to track her down. But after a while, she is tired of running, and ponders the idea of going home. "
Cassie, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Layover|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Major part of story:
- can't get pregnant
- much younger/older
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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