|Plot Summary of Johnny and the Bomb|
|"Johnny Maxwell didn't expect time travel as a side effect of rescuing his hometown's resident bag lady. He certainly didn't expect that he would go back to 1941 and meet his own grandfather as a young man. Neither did he expect one of his friends to get stuck in the past or another one to get arrested and suspected of being a German spy. Now he must set things right, and then there is the matter of the bomb. Can he save the town from being bombed in the past without changing the future beyond recognition? Helped (or hindered, as the case may be) by his friends and the man who will one day become his grandfather, Johnny must piece together the mystery and do what he thinks is right."
Jˇhanna, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Johnny and the Bomb|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Coming of age
- largely backwards/past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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