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The Curse Of The Blue Figurine Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Curse Of The Blue Figurine

Johnny Dixon is a young boy living with his grandparents. He loves playing chess, reading about ancient Egypt and listening to his favorite scary radio program. When Johnny finds an old blue figurine in the basement of the local church, strange things begin happening (the house becomes infested with spiders, and Johnny starts having nightmares). Johnny finds out that the figurine is somehow related to Father Bart a long-dead member of the Duston Heights community, rumored to have been a murderer. As the magic associated with the figuring begins to escalate and to bewitch Johnny, his friend Professor Childermass attempts to help him break the spell of the figurine. Together, Johnny and the Professor struggle to unravel the mystery and keep Johnny alive.
This report prepared by Jennifer Selk








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Ages 7-14 Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

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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