Arana's Visitor Book Summary and Study Guide

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David Decker is a regular college student who, along with his friend Todd, rescue a bird-like alien named Panagyra. Panagyra, or Gyra for short, has crash-landed on Earth, which he calls Trenara. The guys take Gyra in, but have trouble hiding him. The government knows that the alien has landed, and wants him because they were told by another alien that he is evil.
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    Eventually, after rescuing someone from an abusive boyfriend, and saving another 's baby, David and Todd go on the run from the police. They hide in UFO conventions, small-town motels, and a marine park, while trying to find materials to repair Gyra's spaceship. Finally, Gyra saves David from the government, while getting hurt, and they escape in his spaceship.
    Gyra is unconscious when the spaceship lands on his home planet, Arana. David is taken care of by the resident phantera (the bird-like aliens), and is taught the alien language, Ramatera. Eventually, after taking a long journey through the desert, running from sandstorms, battling large arachnids, and flying on huge birds, he must appear at a trial to determine whether he was the one who hurt Gyra or not.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   sensitive ET visits Earth ("phone home!") Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Desert A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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