State of Mind Book Summary and Study Guide

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The father commits multiple murders as revenge for the mother taking his children away from him when they were young. He kills people all over America and ends up in the 51st State under false identity with a new family. His son has been requested by the police to assist them in finding his father and he follows him to the 51st State with his sister and terminally ill mother. The father is a very clever man who leaves clues about the murders he is committing so that he can lure his family to him in order to try and kill them with the help of his new family.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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