|Plot Summary of Joplin's Ghost|
|"Phoenix Smalls is a singer on the brink of superstardom. With her father as her manager, and the support of several high-profile producers, the young lady is about the take the music world by storm. There is one hitch, however: she is being haunted by the ghost of legendary ragtime musician Scott Joplin. As a much younger girl, Smalls was struck by a piano once owned by Joplin. This event starts the association between the singer and the long-dead rag man.
Eventually, Phoenix, with the help of her boyfriend Carlos, comes to accept her situation, learning to channel Joplin as he "speaks" to her through his music. She is able to recall events in his life, especially his musical compositions, many which have remained in obscurity since the start of the twentieth century.
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Joplin's Ghost|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- 20th century
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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