Before Midnight Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a classic retelling of Cinderella with a fun twist! Loupe, a servant to an evil stepmother and her two wicked daughters, hides a dangerous secret. Once a month she turns into a mindless beast, endangering everyone around her. Etienne is heir to the throne and is a gifted naturel born werewolf. Etienne is cursed as well, slowly losing his inner wolf and desperate to find something to bring it back. In a chance encounter Etienne meets Loupe and is drawn to her sweet disposition and the strange stirring she brings to his inner wolf. In classic Cinderella fashion, Loupe with some magical aid visits the castle and prince under disguise but her savage werewolf soon ruins the night. Determined to find and save Loupe Etienne goes in search of his magical love and helps Loupe to gain freedom from her vicious Stepmother.
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Best part of story, including ending: I love the Cinderella storyline and werwolf twist

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was the first meeting between Etienne and Loupe.

Opinion about the main character: I disliked the shallow character depth of Etienne and Loupe.

The review of this Book prepared by Erin Eckstein a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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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    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   werewolves Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes Really unusual traits?    -   Physically sick


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   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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