|Plot Summary of Falling in the Garden|
|"Michael Sullivan, having lost his best friend, feels lost and alone. While wandering the woods near his home, he hears a stray voice on his walkie-talkie. Ashley Haddow, the girl he begins to speak with, is alive and well in the year 1946, while Michael speaks from 1999. Before they can understand why this is happening, Michael discovers that Ashley is not alive in his time. His search to find out what happened to her begins. In time, Michael unearths a twisted experiment that causes them both to believe they are not the original Michael and Ashely, but "illegal" copies created by a hidden and mysterious corporation. Someone inside this company, however, has their best interests in mind. Michael's only hope is that he might actually be able travel back to Ashely, or she sent forward to him."
Catherine Burns, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Falling in the Garden|
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Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Story involving clones/duplicates?
- good clones/duplicates
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
- 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
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog