Summer of Night Book Summary and Study Guide

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On the last day of school, as summer stretches before a group of young students, one of them is snatched away by a nightmare creature. As more and more disappearances and deaths take place over the summer, and the dead walk among the living, a few close friends must find the key to the mystery or the terror from an earlier age, which stalks them now, will kill the whole town--maybe the whole planet!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the monster chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a kid


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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