|Plot Summary of The Thief of Always|
|"Harvey's life was the epitome of boredum until one day a strange looking midget named Rictus approached him, offering him a once in a lifetime chance to liven up his white-bread sububan life. Taking the offer, Harvey arrives at Hood House... where everything is just as he dreamed a perfect life would be like- where there are all 4 seasons in a day, Christmas every evening, and anything you ever wanted as at your disposal. But Harvey knew it was too good to last. When the kids he's grown close to start to disappear and answers are rare- Harvey begins to learn one of life's lessons- nothing good lasts forever."
Meredith Griffin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Thief of Always|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
- champion of justice
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- can change shapes
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
- can cast all sorts of spells
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Motive of antagonist
Monster of some sort?
Kind of monster:
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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