|Plot Summary of The Curse Of The Blue Figurine|
Johnny Dixon is a young boy living with his grandparents. He loves playing chess, reading about ancient Egypt and listening to his favorite scary radio program. When Johnny finds an old blue figurine in the basement of the local church, strange things begin happening (the house becomes infested with spiders, and Johnny starts having nightmares). Johnny finds out that the figurine is somehow related to Father Bart – a long-dead member of the Duston Heights community, rumored to have been a murderer. As the magic associated with the figuring begins to escalate and to bewitch Johnny, his friend Professor Childermass attempts to help him break the spell of the figurine. Together, Johnny and the Professor struggle to unravel the mystery and keep Johnny alive.
This synopsis report prepared by Jennifer Selk
|Chapter Analysis of The Curse Of The Blue Figurine|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
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
- the ghost chased me!
- a kid
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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