Even Steven Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bobby and Susan Martin's saga began when a screaming boy ran out of the woods in the dead of night near their campsight.   Sensing danger, they try to flee with the frightened dirty child. The kidnapper, however, was right on the heels of the child and agressively confronted Bobby. Fighting for his life, he killed what he later learned was a police officer. Dubbing himself a cop killer, he and his wife escape with the boy but fear what to do next. The Martin's has many questions that will soon be answered. Surviving the next few nights as they learn the answers to those questions depends on the decision they will make about 'what to do next'.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   on the run from the law Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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