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When he is called to a plane crash site in the Pacific psychologist Norman Johnson has no idea what is in store for him. Usually his job is to counsel the survivors and the victims' families. But this time is different. There is no debris to be seen and he learns after a while that there was no plane crash. He was called in to be part of a top-secret expedition of the US Navy to the bottom of the sea to investigate a space ship that has been buried there for 300 years.
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The review of this Book prepared by Colin Kreiger

There are a few scientists in the story who go down under water and stay in "cylinders" for the duration while exploring the spaceship. At first they think it is an alien space craft, but then find out it is an American Space Ship from the future and it holds a sphere...they finally open it. It gives them the power to do what they think, it causes destruction.
The review of this Book prepared by Miki Hirano

A group of scientists are gathered together to study a newly found vessel below the oceans surface. A habitat has been place next to the ship to allow them to study. What they find inside the vessel, is that it is an American ship sent back from the future. They also find a perfect sphere that the ship seemed to be transporting. When they finally open the sphere, it gives them they ability to have whatever they think, happen in real life. They go on a tremendous fight to save themselves from each other. When the finally reach the surface, they get together and decide to all think that they never had these powers and never remember that they had them for it almost got all of them killed.   
The review of this Book prepared by Greg Mahler

A group of scientists explore a space craft from hte future. They find a sphere which, as it is later discovered, is the "shadow" part of the human personality.
The review of this Book prepared by irina

A team of scientists go under the sea to find a unknown spacecraft where the plant life suggests that ot is over 300 years old. But they theirselves fighting for their survival. A must read!   
The review of this Book prepared by Jordan

A group of scientists is sent 1000 feet below the ocean floor to investigate a ship suspected to be 300 years old. Instead they discover a power beyond their wildest dreams, a power that could change their lives, or end them. A suspensful page-turner filled with action. Read it! Don't miss out!
The review of this Book prepared by Luke

Sphere involves a group of scientists sent down to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to investigate a ship that had crashed there over 500 years ago; a SPACE ship, made by humans.
The review of this Book prepared by Cameron Santiago

A psychologist is sent on mission by the US Navy to into the ocean with a team of scientists to explore what they think is an alien spacecraft. What they don't know is that it it really a human spacecraft from the future. When they explore the craft, they find a sphere that is ver mysterious. Later, this sphere will threaten their lives and existance as a human entity.
The review of this Book prepared by Autumn Ames

An eclectic group of scientists and Navy seals are sent to the bottom of the Pacific to investigate a spacecraft that had crashed there 300 years ago. But in their search to learn the story of the strange spaceship, their secret desires and worst fears slowly bring about destruction, climaxing in an ultimate fight for control and survival. Michael Crichton's SPHERE is a powerful book, full of suspense and one surprise after another.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel

A psychologist and group of scientists go underwater to find the origon of a hudge sphere. The group finds out what it does, but will they make it to the ocean's surface alive?
The review of this Book prepared by Emily

A team of scientists journeys to the bottom of the ocean to investigate a recovered alien vessel. Inside this vessel there is a perfect metallic sphere, which, unknown to the scientists, brings their thoughts and fantasies into reality.
The review of this Book prepared by Marcus Wyche

A group of scientists is sent underwater to explore and investigate a strange spaceship found there. Coral growth indicates it has been lying there for more than 300 years. The group comes across a mysterious and powerful force that will cause them to doubt their own abilities...
The review of this Book prepared by Siddharth Bhatt

_Sphere_ is a highly suspenseful, page-turning novel that captures the imagination and keeps the reader guessing as to what will happen next. Very well written.
The review of this Book prepared by Belinda Maldonado

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   bad dreams

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's


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

Writing Style

How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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