|Plot Summary of Dreadful Acts|
|"Eddie Dickens and his parents have moved in to Awful End, Eddie's great aunt and uncle's house. Mad Uncle Jack built a tree-house made of fish in the garden, and Even Madder Aunt Maud is living in a parade float shaped like a hollow cow. On top of living with his insane relatives, Eddie must deal with a hearse that has mysteriously arrived in his driveway, a huge explosion that occurs when his father lights a cigar next to some escaped gas, a hot air balloon that lands in the garden and nearly injures Even Madder Aunt Maud, and a group of escaped convicts who are roaming the moors near Awful End. As the only sane person for miles, it is Eddie's responsibility to put all these things right and to rescue his family from danger, and occasionally themselves. "
Phoenix Rye, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dreadful Acts|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 7-10
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a kid
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
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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