Running Wild Book Summary and Study Guide

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A group of privileged teenagers who live in a gated community are provided with everything that their parents reckon they should have. One day though, the kids go on the rampage, kill all the adults, and disappear. The police officer investigating the incident discovers that the kids reacted against what he comes to consider as sensory deprivation. A young girl, left behind by the others, is his best hope of smoking the others out. But they mount a rescue mission to snatch her from a secured hospitalů
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   run over    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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