|Plot Summary of Over on the Dry Side|
Doby Kernohan shares the story of how he and his father got the old Chantry place. When they stumbled upon the house, Clive Chantry was dead on the doorstep and the Mowatt gang was responsible. Mowatt and his men were convinced that Clive had buried a treasure somewhere on his ranch. They were determined to run the Kernohan's off the place so they could search for the treasure in peace. Then Owen Chantry, Clive's brother, showed up and the deck was reshuffled. Owen was determined to find his brother's treasure himself while helping the Kernohan's keep the place. But the deck was still stacked against them and they all hoped the could live long enough to enjoy what treasures they already had.
This synopsis report prepared by Lucy Johnson
|Chapter Analysis of Over on the Dry Side|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- american wild west
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- search for treasure
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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