Phantoms Book Summary and Study Guide

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The beginning of this story starts with the main character and her younger sister finding a dead body in their home. The manner in which the person died is puzzling, and instantly ignites her curiosity, as well as dread. They are unable to locate any people; the town is mysteriously empty, and they start to sense that something is undeniably wrong. Searching homes, they discover more bodies in the same fashion as the one in their abode, and they start to feel afraid. After having some trouble with the phone lines, they are finally able to ring for help, which arrives shortly.
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Once help arrives, the mystery starts to deepen. One by one, people are disappearing, returning to life reanimated, and impossible creatures begin to attack. The survivors, rapidly dwindling, search frantically for a way to defeat their unseen enemy. At last their enemy reveals itself, and through ingenious thinking, the survivors are able to devise a plan of attack on their seemingly undefeatable adversary.

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Plot & Themes

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    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) 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 zombie chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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