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The Funhouse Book Review Summary

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A woman kills her baby (whom she claims was evil) and leaves her husband. He vows one day to kill her children in revenge. He finally gets his chance when her children visit his funhouse at a traveling carnival.
The review of this Book prepared by Monica Hughes



THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A MOTHER'S TRANSGRESSIONS THAT COME BACK TO HAUNT/HUNT HER CHILDREN. ITS KIND OF LIKE YOUR TYPICAL GORRY HORROR NOVEL.
The review of this Book prepared by lisa demayo








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by dangerous boy/girlfriend/spouse

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   crushed    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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