The Atomic Kid - Adventures in the Antiworld Book Summary and Study Guide

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John Smith is an ordinary high school kid who gets caught in a scientific experiment devised by the evil Dr. Angstrom and performed by his half brother Dr. Leitz.
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The atomic ray designed to give Dr. Angstrom immortality, blows John into the Antiworld where a mysterious character called The Master of the Perfect Word teaches him about thought, and how important it is to his new ability to change both his shape and the course of history.

Using his super heroic powers John has to rescue his three school friends and save the world from being enslaved by the evil Dr. Angstrom. His quest drags them all into a strange parallel world where he discovers that change bestows awesome power when observed carefully and used wisely.   

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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    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   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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