|Plot Summary of He Sees You When You're Sleeping|
Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
Scribner, Nov 2001, 20.00, 202 pp.
After forty-six years of sitting in the celestial waiting room right outside the gates of heaven, Sterling Brooks is finally summoned before the Heavenly Council. Eight female and male saints explain to Sterling that he did not use his time on earth performing good deeds. For the most part he remained an uncommitted and indifferent person, more interested in himself than anyone else.
He is given a chance to make up for his previous failings on earth by returning there and helping a person who needs help badly. If he accomplishes his goal, he will be permitted to celebrate Christmas Eve in heaven. He appears in Rockefeller center where he meets a little girl named Marissa who wants desperately to see her father and grandmother. Unfortunately, they are in the witness protection program ready to give testimony that would send two gangsters away for life. Sterling's heart opens to the precious little princess and vows to reunite her with her relatives. How he goes about this and what he learns in the process might earn him a permanent place in heaven or doom him to eternal hell.
Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a beautiful parable that demonstrates the true meaning of the holiday spirit. HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING will appeal to both the mainstream audience and those readers who like a supernatural novel. The two protagonists of this beautiful story will endear themselves to everyone who reads the book.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"it was a really good book. it was about an angel who wanted to get into heaven for christmas and to get into it he had to help a little girl who wants her father and grandma back. they are in the witness protection program because they overheard two criminals talking about setting a fire to a man's workplace. they actually did it too and threatened to kill her father and grandmother. "
Briana, Resident Scholar
|"The main character has been waiting to enter Heaven. The only way that he can be admitted is that he must return to Earth and prove his worth by helping someone in need. He is sent to help a young girl who is very lonely and does not understand why her beloved father and grandmother have seemingly deserted her. They have actually been placed in the Witness Protection Plan for their own safety, and they can later testify against a criminal group that has set out to destroy them."
Nell Marshall, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of He Sees You When You're Sleeping|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Type of religious story
- Help from Angel Buddy
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- mind reading
- can see into the future
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
Motive of antagonist
- New York
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- rude people
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 0 (not a murder mystery)
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark Resident Scholar Profiles|
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