Icebound Book Summary and Study Guide

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Scientists in Russia learned that the water constituiting the icecaps have much lower bacteria than any water. American scientists, Drs. Harold and Rita Carpenter gathered a team of colleagues to learn more about the discovery. Their plan was simple yet dangerous.
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Sixty synchronized charges were drilled into the icecap and set to detinate by midnight. The plan was that the explosion would blow away a small portion of the ice berg setting it adrift where it would later be towed by a trawler to a conversion facility.

Immediately after planting the last charge, a tidal wave occurred causing the berg to brake apart from base camp. Now, the team is set adrift on the section with the explosives. As they reconnoiter, they discover that one of their own is a psychopath. Someone among them has tried to kill a fellow scientist.

Their only hope of rescue is a Russian submarine just miles away. As they make desperate plans with the Russians to escape the berg before detination, they must also try to discover who is the killer among them before attempting their risky rescue.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

The story follows the experiences of a group of Arctic explorers who are on a mission to blast off an iceberg from the ice cap but unfortunately get trapped on ice when a tsunami occurs. Two further problems are that the detonation charges are sealed in the ice and that there is a murderer amongst them. Who that is becomes evident and the yarn just rockets along with the addition of a Russian submarine rescue mission.
The review of this Book prepared by steven thaw

After an underwater earthquake breaks apart an iceberg which 6 scientists on, they are stranded on the now detached chunk of ice. They have to get off the iceberg before midnight because they had planted 12 explosves in the ice, but becuase the ice is now detached they cannot. While trying to figure out a way off in the middle of a huge storm they find a cold blooded murderer is in their midsts.
The review of this Book prepared by Adam Franks

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 50% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Terrain    -   Ice

Main Character

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


Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   submarining Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes

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