|Plot Summary of Ghost Ship|
Vicki is a twelve year old girl who works in her father's restaurant, Ye Olde Seashell Room. The walls of the restaurant are covered in seashells, all carefully plastered there many years ago. On one wall the 230 year old head of a figurehead, from the ship, The Storm Goddess, is hung. When the head is taken down for restoration Vicki looks into the eyes of the head and sees a picture of a man who has been hung on a mast of a ship. At that moment the water in the bay disappears, and leaves the 230 year old ship, The Storm Goddess, standing in the middle.
The mayor immediately sees the ship as a possible tourist attraction, and puts up a chain-link fence around it. A mysterious man shows up and asks Vicki and her grandmother for information on the ship and the whereabouts of a certain, mysterious book. A nosy reportor smells something fishy and makes inquiries. Vicki is being haunted by the ghost of the quatermaster of the old ship and must get onto the Storm Goddess to figure out the mystery of the ship, before it disappears once agin.
This synopsis report prepared by Mary Kuper
|Chapter Analysis of Ghost Ship|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
- on the ocean surface
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
- a teen
- Mid-Atlantic states
- lost at sea
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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