|Plot Summary of Arana's Visitor|
David Decker is a regular college student who, along with his friend Todd, rescue a bird-like alien named Panagyra. Panagyra, or Gyra for short, has crash-landed on Earth, which he calls Trenara. The guys take Gyra in, but have trouble hiding him. The government knows that the alien has landed, and wants him because they were told by another alien that he is evil.
Eventually, after rescuing someone from an abusive boyfriend, and saving another 's baby, David and Todd go on the run from the police. They hide in UFO conventions, small-town motels, and a marine park, while trying to find materials to repair Gyra's spaceship. Finally, Gyra saves David from the government, while getting hurt, and they escape in his spaceship.
Gyra is unconscious when the spaceship lands on his home planet, Arana. David is taken care of by the resident phantera (the bird-like aliens), and is taught the alien language, Ramatera. Eventually, after taking a long journey through the desert, running from sandstorms, battling large arachnids, and flying on huge birds, he must appear at a trial to determine whether he was the one who hurt Gyra or not.
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|Chapter Analysis of Arana's Visitor|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- sensitive ET visits Earth ("phone home!")
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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