|Plot Summary of Missing Since Monday|
|"Maggie and Mike Ellis are thrilled when their father and new wife take a belated honeymoon in the Carribean, leaving them to watch out for themselves and their half-sister, Courtenay. Everything is fine until Monday afternoon, when Courtenay doesn't get off at the bus stop after school. Courtenay never made it into her first-grade class that morning.
Maggie starts receiving menacing phone calls, and catches someone watching the house. Then Maggie and her friends notice a mysterious car following them. Does the creepy guy across the street know something about what happened to Courtenay? Why is Maggie and Mike's birth mother calling after an absence of more than ten years? And is the person who took Courtenay still watching? Maggie has more to worry about than the dissapearance of her little sister--she could be the next to go missing.
Anna Froberg, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Missing Since Monday|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
- a teen
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
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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