Cry the Night Book Summary and Study Guide

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The novel begins in the past, at a remote creek on the edge of the wilderness, where the body of a murdered ten-year-old girl is found.
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The story shifts to the present, with four young men and one teenage girl deciding to explore the rugged ridges, valleys and caves in the vicinity of a large cattle property at which they are staying. The bushwalkers unwittingly enter the territory which a psychopath believes to be his, and in the heart of a hidden valley, they make an horrific discovery. From then on they are engrossed in a struggle for survival, with each being forced to face their deepest fears, being pitted against the extremely difficult terrain at night, as well as the relentless hunter - a demented serial killer who lives in a world of delusion and sexual darkness.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded    -   surviving elements in wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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