The Atomic Kid Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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.

The review of this Book prepared by April May Rollins

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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   teleportation


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   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?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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