Bloodstream Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dr. Clare Elliot moves herself and her son to a small Maine town inorder to find a better place to raise her son. Boy, is she surprised when all the teenagers, including her son, become violent, start fights, and kill others for little to no reason. Underlying this current spate of violence is a history in this town of massacres that have happened before. As the story unwinds Dr. Elliot in her pursuit of the cause of all this violence finds a scientific aquaintance who has discovered a new variety of earthworm whose bioluminescence causes people to behave violently.
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The review of this Book prepared by Liz Pursley

Claire Elliot and her son having difficulties in the big city dealing her husband's death. They move to small-town Maine where Claire sets up a small medical practice. Only things go awry when a teenager turns violent in school and shoots three people. Other acts of violence by teenagers lead Claire to suspect there is something else behind it beyond bad parenting. And she is right!
The review of this Book prepared by BethG

This medical thriller has many different twists in it.. Join the adventures of Claire Elliot and Noah Elliot when they explore the different adventures through their new hometown.
The review of this Book prepared by Meredith Twaites

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 36.7%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 23.3% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   story of bio weapon/virus Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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