He Sees You When You're Sleeping Book Summary and Study Guide

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The main character has been waiting to enter Heaven. The only way that he can be admitted is that he must return to Earth and prove his worth by helping someone in need. He is sent to help a young girl who is very lonely and does not understand why her beloved father and grandmother have seemingly deserted her. They have actually been placed in the Witness Protection Plan for their own safety, and they can later testify against a criminal group that has set out to destroy them.
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The review of this Book prepared by Nell Marshall

it was a really good book. it was about an angel who wanted to get into heaven for christmas and to get into it he had to help a little girl who wants her father and grandma back. they are in the witness protection program because they overheard two criminals talking about setting a fire to a man's workplace. they actually did it too and threatened to kill her father and grandmother.
The review of this Book prepared by Briana

Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
Scribner, Nov 2001, 20.00, 202 pp.
ISBN 0743230051

    After forty-six years of sitting in the celestial waiting room right outside the gates of heaven, Sterling Brooks is finally summoned before the Heavenly Council. Eight female and male saints explain to Sterling that he did not use his time on earth performing good deeds. For the most part he remained an uncommitted and indifferent person, more interested in himself than anyone else.

    He is given a chance to make up for his previous failings on earth by returning there and helping a person who needs help badly. If he accomplishes his goal, he will be permitted to celebrate Christmas Eve in heaven. He appears in Rockefeller center where he meets a little girl named Marissa who wants desperately to see her father and grandmother. Unfortunately, they are in the witness protection program ready to give testimony that would send two gangsters away for life. Sterling's heart opens to the precious little princess and vows to reunite her with her relatives. How he goes about this and what he learns in the process might earn him a permanent place in heaven or doom him to eternal hell.

    Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark have created a beautiful parable that demonstrates the true meaning of the holiday spirit. HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING will appeal to both the mainstream audience and those readers who like a supernatural novel. The two protagonists of this beautiful story will endear themselves to everyone who reads the book.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Type of religious story    -   Help from Angel Buddy

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   invisibility    -   can read emotions    -   mind reading    -   can see into the future


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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