|Plot Summary of In the Middle of the Night|
On a Halloween night eight years before Denny Colbert was born, his father Les was involved in a tragic accident -- a collapsing movie theater balcony -- that killed 22 children. Although 24 years have passed, someone out there cannot forget. Les Albert has received threatening and harassing phone calls at all times of the day and night. He always answers the phone, listens calmly to the angry voice on the other end, and hangs up. And he has instructed Denny never to answer the phone.
But one day Denny is home alone and defies his parents: he picks up the endlessly ringing phone. Although a very pretty girl at the bus stop named Chloe has been nice to him, he's equally drawn by the mysterious and seductive voice on the phone who calls herself Lulu. As another October anniversary nears, Denny is caught in a web of indecision between a newspaper reporter who wants to interview his Dad, sweet Chloe, and the caller who just might have deadly plans for him.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of In the Middle of the Night|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- wrongly convicted clearing his name
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- a teen
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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