|Plot Summary of Among the Barons|
Luke, who is a third child takes a first childs name who is dead. Then there is a guardian or baby-sitter who says that he knows he's not the real person and that he is a third child. But then he says that he is not going to tell and that he can trust him. But he's not sure if this person is trustworthy. Well, then the dead kids parents bring him into a hidden room and tell him that they want to kill him so that they can have a proper burial for their son. Well, the kid thinks that they just want to kill him since he's a third child and isn't sure wether he can trust them! After that some of his friends that are also third children come to his "house" and pretend to be waiters at the party when he is supposed to die. The baby-sitter then wants to kill the parents and goes to drop the chandelier on the parents and the annoying younger "brother". But the third child pushes him out of the way but the parents he couldn't get to in time! Instead of the younger brother the baby sitter gets hit by the chandelier!
This synopsis report prepared by Kristie Crofoot
|Chapter Analysis of Among the Barons|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- kiddies are repressed
- a teen
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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