|Plot Summary of A Stranger is Watching|
|"Steve Thompson's wife Nina was strangled in his home two years ago. He and his son, Neil, an eyewitness, are trying to move on with the convicted killer set to be executed. When his girlfriend, Sharon, and Neil are kidnapped. Steve is afraid it may have something to do with his wife's murder."
Deanna Victor, Resident Scholar
|"Neil's mom was murdered in front of him. His father Steve is pushing the execution of a boy who just might be innocent. Neil is kidnapped along with Steve's new girlfriend who has been trying to win over Nei'ls trust for some time. During the wait Sharon realizes that this is the murderer of Neil's mom. "
Sherrie L. Jones, Resident Scholar
|"A young boy's mother was murdered in front of him but he wrongly accuses a seventeen year old boy. The boy is about to be executed when the boy and his father's girlfriend are kidnapped. The race is on to save the two hostages before the suspect is executed."
Kayla Stairs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Stranger is Watching|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 56.7%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 13.3%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- emotionally unstable
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- New York
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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