Checkers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Teenage girl gets caught up in her fathers struggle for money and power - a great book with political undertones. Watch out for the ending - it will leave you breathless!
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When a young girl gets caught up in the sorid events of her father's insider trading, no good can come of it, especially when her father continues to deny any wrong doing. Can her new dog Checkers keep her mind off the newspapers headlines, or will he become the headlines? How much can her mind take before it snaps?
The review of this Book prepared by Andi Puntoriero

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Ages 7-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog    -   little dialog

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