|Plot Summary of Bedlam Boyz|
Kayla Smith, Liane and Billy are teenage runaways in LA. They escaped their foster home because the guy who ran the place wanted to sleep with Liane (Liane is beautiful, so almost every guy who sees her wants to sleep with her). While the three of them are shoplifting, a crazy guy appears and begins to shoot at people for no reason at all. Two people get killed and Billy and the gunman get shot. Kayla instinctively uses her healing powers (which she didn't know she possessed) to help Billy. Liane escapes, Billy, half-healed, is sent to a hospital, and Kayla and the gunman are taken to a police station (Kayla as a witness, the gunman for obvious reasons).
After talking to detectives, Kayla is taken to Elizabet (not a typo) Winters, a psychology therapist. Even though Kayla tries to hide the fact that she's a runaway, an orphan and a healer, Elizabet soon learns the truth. Since she's a healer too (only not so powerful as Kayla), she decides to take Kayla home with her, to teach her and, perhaps, to adopt her.
Unfortunately, Elizabet is not the only one who learns of Kayla's powers. There are two street gangs who try to get Kayla to work for them, and there are some elves of Unseelie Court (meaning, evil ones) who want to use her too. So Kayla gets kidnapped, and then kidnapped again, and, generally speaking, getting from one trouble to another. The fact that she falls in love with one of the gang members (yes, yes, Ramon is a nice guy who wants to leave the gang and to get back to school) doesn't exactly help her to stay away from the trouble. While constantly being in trouble, Kayla, with Elizabet's help, learns to better use her powers, and to use them without being killed in the process, since every healing is an exhausting experience.
This synopsis report prepared by angel011
|Chapter Analysis of Bedlam Boyz|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Coming of age
- a powerful magician
- falling in love with the enemy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
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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