|Plot Summary of Illumination Night|
|"Illumination Night focuses on six main characters: a couple (Vonny and Andre) who is facing marital problems, their son (Simon) who has trouble growing, their elderly next door neighbor (Mrs. Renney), her granddaughter (Jody), and a giant (Eddie). Jody comes to Martha's Vineyard to take care of her sick grandmother. She and Eddie fall in love, even though they both know that there is little hope of a future for them. Jody's parents disapprove, so she runs away to Eddie's. Also, five-year-old Simon must face the death of his best friend. He, Vonny, and Eddie all blame themselves for it. As the novel progresses, Vonny is forced to overcome her fear of leaving her home, with the help of her husband. Throughout the book, all of the characters grow and form relationships, causing them to learn more about life and the world around them."
Katie Becker, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Illumination Night|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
because he/she is
- physically ill
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- searching for identity/meaning
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- rebelling against parent's expectations
- emotionally unstable
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- Atlantic Ocean Island
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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