The Butterfly Net Book Summary and Study Guide

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Petal Loma is abducted through the Internet by a pedophile who poses as another child. Kristen Thomas, the career driven tabloid-television reporter, arrives in the small town of Greenville to cover the story and propel her career. The local police fail to provide a viable suspect, and Kristen is at a loss for a story. At the news conference, she sees a young child similar to the missing child. She decides to cover the story "through the eyes of a child". Angela Paragon gives her opinion of the abduction to television viewers nightly. This added exposure catapults her into national fame, and also into the line of vision of the pedophile. He approaches her through the same chatroom he abducted Petal Loma.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   rapist

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   TV/radio talk show host Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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