It Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Will Denborough and his old school buddies receive a phone call each, they are flung back into a world of terror they had long numbed their minds to. On returning to their home town, Derry, they find the old evil has returned again - they hadn't killed it after all! The story flips between the adolescents they were and their battle, and the cynical adults they have become trying to defeat a foe.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sue Jeffrey

A group of outcast adolescent friends must fight a shapeshifting monster which is killing kids in their town, as well as a group of older bullies. As adults, they must reunite to finish the job.
The review of this Book prepared by Abigail Goldsmith

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the monster chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   writer Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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