Talking to Blue Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mike is an ordinary guy from New Zealand. His town is caught up in a series of murders - and Mike has had contact with all the victims shortly before they are killed. As the police unravel a series of clues trying to find sadistical murderer Blue, who kills people wearing the colour blue, Mike must deal with his life without his recently dead parents, his girlfriend Sheril and a weirdo who he is certain Mike is Blue. All the while Mike receives mysterious phone calls from Blue... It turns out new teacher at school Mr Yeomans is a cop, and he's trying to find out if the murderer goes to Mike's school. The book is ended with Mike's arrest as the police believe he is Blue. The other books in this series Blue Murder and Blue Blood continue Mike's story.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   killer purposefully leaves puzzle clues    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, Foreign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Small town?    -   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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