|Plot Summary of Magic Fire|
Mark Charm is a high school senior who has a crush on a beautiful and talented schoolmate, Jessa Wellings. One night, after seeing her star in a performance of her play, Mark meets Jessa in her dressing room to make his feelings known to her. To his delight, she goes out with him, but he soon finds that there is something peculiar about Jessa. She insists that he take a special drug called MAZE with her - a drug that supposedly makes them "see reality".
After his mother's death from cancer, Mark, being a pyromaniac, feels the need to burn something to release his frustration. He decides to set the whole town to fire, and succeeds, but ends up getting himself and Jessa trapped in the heat. They are rescued by a strange man, Mr. Grimes, who claims that Mark has the ability to start fires with his mind, and wants him to use this ability to save humanity from an alien race. Mark soon learns that Jessa's love for him has been tainted with conspiracy all along, and that humanity has already been taken over by the aliens. As he battles to save humanity, he unravels Jessa's true motivations, becomes trapped in a web of illusions, and ultimately learns the true meaning of MAZE.
This synopsis report prepared by panna jamson
|Chapter Analysis of Magic Fire|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Mental/magical powers focus
- firestarter (scifi)
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- subtle invasion (mind control, lookalikes)
War or Invasion
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- unfriendly aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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