Battle Royale Book Summary and Study Guide

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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?
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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?

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Plot & Themes

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    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   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

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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