|Plot Summary of The White Mountains - Tripods Trilogy 1|
|"A superior race has taken over earth and is using "caps" to control human's minds makeing them docile and essentially slaves. A young boy who has not yet been capped is found by a member of a rebel force of uncapped humans and told to travel to their base in the white mountains. This book is his jourey."
Nova, Resident Scholar
|"Tripods were invented by humans early ago.(in the book When the Tripods Came) The Tripods had taken control of peoples minds and capped them at the age of 14. Will Parker had many questions that could not be naswered about the Tripods.Until a vagrant named Ozymandias came.(A vagrant is someone whos' mind didnt work for the caps-either because of freign lang. or just dumb).But he wasnt really a vagrant he told Will abou the White Mountains and how to get there. He had to make a tough decsion. He did. He left home for the White mountains later joined by his annoying cousin Henry and a smart French/English kid Beanpole (Jaun Paul).
The trio goto castles ancient cities and more to get to the white mountains but with the mountains in veiw will they all get there?"
cyndi, Resident Scholar
|"Will Parker is a miller's son in a typical pre-industrial English village. Typical, except that as each person turns 14, they are taken by the Tripods, massive, three-legged machines, and returned with metal Caps fused to their skulls. From that time on, they are different. Will, due to turn 14, has doubts of his own, and an eccentric traveller confirms that he's right. The only safe place is in the distant mountains, where free men hide, waiting to free mankind."
Andy Campbell, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The White Mountains - Tripods Trilogy 1|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- guardian of justice
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- an entire race
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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