|Plot Summary of The Lake House|
Little, Brawn, June 2003, 27.95, 384 pp.
FBI agent Thomas “Kit” Brennan and veterinarian Frannie O'Neill rescued the six Winged children from the School where they lived in appalling conditions and were the subjects of dangerous experiments. The octet lived together for four months before they were returned to their biological parents but in that time the children, who had bird DNA mixed into their genetic make up, imprinted Kit and Frannie as their parents. Kit and Fran sued for custody and lost but when danger threatened, the children turned to their real “parents” for help.
Dr. Ethan Kane works on illegal experiments using unsuspecting donors for his Resurrection project. He wants the children who he envisions as the next step up in the evolutionary ladder and he'll use any means at his disposal to get them. Kit, Frannie and the children are on the run but the doctor has sources within the government that leads him and his minions to their hideout. He brings them all back to his lab where the leader of the children, Maximus has a final showdown with destiny.
THE LAKE HOUSE, the sequel to the best-selling WHEN THE WIND BLOWS is a fascinating thriller starring six unusual children whom capture the hearts of the audience as they try to make a place for themselves in this BRAVE NEW WORLD. James Patterson revisits some very important moral and social issues that should be addressed before scientists go much farther in genetic engineering. The plot is well developed with plenty of action scenes but the heart of this novel remains Kit and Frannie who will do everything in their power to make sure their children are safe.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"Franny and Kit once again fight for the lives of six special children only this time, in a court room. Custody battles are emotionally draining. Franny and Kit continue to be amazed and astonished as they witness the physical and emotional growth of the children they hold dear. Dr. Ethan Kane also wants these children but for bad reasons."
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|"Once again Patterson creates a follow-up book to one of his
Masterpieces. "The Lake House" picks up where "When the Wind Blows" left off. It takes us through yet another journey with the medically enhanced - flying children, and their struggles to stay out of the hands of the scientists who are trying to capture them.
Natasha Joiner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Lake House|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
- wild experiments on people
- bio manip. to get new abilities
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- husband/wife boy/girlfriend investigators
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- a teen
- Super genius
- Mid-Atlantic states
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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