Pet Sematary Book Summary and Study Guide

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Louis Creed and his family move into a quiet new village, away from the dangers of the big city. In this village is a cemetary in which children for generations had buried their deceased pets.
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Following the death of the Creed family cat, Jud Crandall, Louis' new neighbour takes Louis upto the pet cemetary (throughout the book spelt "Sematary") to bury the cat. He is about to inform his family about the death of the cat, when the cat returns home from the dead. The cat is now changed, lifeless and hostile. Louis is anxious and confused as to why the cat has returned from the grave. Untill Jud once again sheds light upon the thurth behind the Pet Sematary.

Loius learns from Jud that the pets which are buried in the Sematary are reanimated and return home. Usually they return in a fairly normal state -if not a little subdued- however in some cases those buried have turned 'bad'. Louis is curious as to whether anybody has ever buried humans up there. Jud does not comment but Louis knows that it is true that people have done so.

In an almost perfect coincidence, Louis' son Gage is killed by a truck in the road. Blinded by depression and his love for his son, Louis would do anything to have his son back. Against the advice of Jud, Louis sets out to dig up his son's grave in the village cemetary and bury him again in the Pet Sematary so he can see his son again, regardless of the risks for himself and his family.
The review of this Book prepared by Tom Fletcher

The book deals with Human feelings. It revolves around
loss and sorrow, and how we can deal with it. It's one
of the best horror books I've ever read, and it make us
think of things that seem common to all of us.
The review of this Book prepared by Marco Aurelio

Chapter Analysis of Pet Sematary

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 15% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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