|Plot Summary of The Atomic Kid|
John Smith is transformed into the antimatter world by an accident in Doctor Leitz's laboratory. He finds himself on a quest to right the wrong made that threaten John's world as much as the antimatter's world.
A voice, called Master of the Perfect Word, becomes his mentor and guides him through this process. He gets hooked up with three other adolescents, Kate, Tex and Cal, to find loyalty and friendships where there were none.
They find themselves in a car chase as they pass through to another world where they play a game of bowling for life. In the end, John finds that like other adolescents, he must accept and love himself in order to be loved.
This synopsis report prepared by April May Rollins
|Chapter Analysis of The Atomic Kid|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- dimension travel
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can change shapes
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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