|Plot Summary of Battle Royale|
Shuya Nanahara is your average ninth grader into sports and playing rock and roll on his electric guitar, but his life will forever altered when he and his ninth grade class is chosen to fight this year's Battle Royale Program. The program is a timed "game"."Contestants" are given a kit containing a water, food and a weapon; then set loose on an deserted island with the explict instructions to kill each other until there is only one survivor. Some will band together to try and fight the government, others will kill mercilessly. The clock is ticking. Who will live?
After watching his best friend shot down Shuya knows this is for real. But could anyone really be willing to play? He teams up with another classmate and begin to try to survive. But who can he trust?
This synopsis report prepared by Karen Billett
|Chapter Analysis of Battle Royale|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 50%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Repressive society story
- has game where people are hunted
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- kiddies are repressed
- a teen
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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