|Plot Summary of Only Revolutions|
|" Only Revolutions tells the story of two kids, Hailey and Sam, who are sixteen years old and do not age. Their stream-of-consciousness narratives, although seemingly taking place at the same time, actually occur 100 years apart from one another's. They still tell the same stories though - they talk about meeting each other for the first time and embarking on a years-long cross-country tour.
Along the way they meet the enigmatic Creep, a shady villian whose purposes in shadowing the two youngsters is never made entirely clear. Besides thwarting the Creep's various advances, they also struggle with finding a job to support themselves (and keeping it), understanding the modern world they find themselves in, and with understanding their own forever budding sexuality and needs for excitement and drugs.
Their travels take them far into the 21st century, where America is a seemingly barren wasteland. Their jubilant adventures become subject to the same rot that has penetrated the landscape, and their final adventure is a struggle to survive on a cold mountaintop."
Colin Kehm, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Only Revolutions|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Mental/magical powers focus
- immortality (scifi)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical/special powers?
- An "It".
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Takes place on Earth?
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- little dialog
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