|Plot Summary of The One Thing More|
|"Set in the week leading upto the execution of King Louis XVI during the Terrors of the French Revolution of 1793, the murder of M.Bernave thows his house into fear and insecurity. Celie, his laundress and messenger must discover more than his killer; he was the leader of a plot to save the King from the guillotine! Amid the cold, wet streets of Paris, surrounded by the desperate, starving people and the ruthless politicians, Celie - for the France she loves - is determined to carry out the plot while evading the authorities, spies and killers. But she must also discover the killer ... was he a Revolutionary or Royalist?
Alan J. Bishop, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The One Thing More|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog