|Plot Summary of The Witness|
|"Roxy and her best friend Ursula notice how mysterious the latest arrival to their seaside home town is. Lee is very secretive but he has a terrible temper. After hurting one of his girlfriends, Roxy and Ursula bet on who would go out with Lee first and wear his cap into school the next week.
Rozy then decides to sneak into Lee's house when he and his parents are out to dinner, certain that he would not be allowed to wear his cap to the country club. She takes photos of his room for proof but cannot find the cap. She suddenly hears an argument downstairs and tries to sneak out, catching sight of Lee fighting with a girl. The next day she hears that the girl had been murdered, and reports Lee to the police, but they let him go due to the lack of hard evidence.
After being told that her boyfriend had been involved in the murder, Roxy goes out with Lee and he doesn't seem to be violent at all, until he finds the photos of his room..."
Liza Rosette, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Witness|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 60%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- a teen
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
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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