|Plot Summary of Appointment With A Stranger|
|"Seventeen year old Keller Parrish moves to a small town to live with her grandmother, hoping the fresh country air will improve her debilitating asthma. Isolated Keller (who has always been made fun of because of her illness) is shy and withholding when it comes to making friends, but despite her standoffishness and secretive nature, a few students at her new school try to befriend her – particularly a happy, friendly girl named Rose and the class clown, Drew – who seems a lot more interested in Keller than she is in him.
When Keller nearly drowns in a local pond, she is saved by a mysterious stranger. Tom Hurley is Keller's age, friendly without being intrusive, and very handsome. He and Keller soon develop an intimate friendship and romance. But there's something strange about Tom. None of the other students know who he is, and Keller has never met his family. When Keller is with him, her problems seem to melt away, but when she leaves him behind her day to day fears plague her.
In the end, Keller must come to terms with the possibility that she and Tom can never really be together.
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Appointment With A Stranger|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
- guy chasing
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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