|Plot Summary of Johnny and the Dead|
One day, while taking a shortcut through an old cemetery, 12-year-old Johnny Maxwell discovers he can see the spirits of the dead, who are not happy about having their cemetery levelled to make space for an office building. As Johnny gets to know them, he finds out that there are several remarkable people spending their afterlife there and he decides that it is important to keep the cemetery intact for them. He becomes involved in trying to save it, taking on both the city council and the big corporation, which has bought the land. At the same time he tries to make the afterlife more pleasant for the spirits. His friends, of course, think he's crazy. Things become complicated when both the big corporation and the spirits take matters into their own hands.
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|Chapter Analysis of Johnny and the Dead|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- coping with mental/magical powers
- a kid
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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