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After learning the weird ring he bought from creepy Mr. Elives can transform him from a boy into a hideous monster and back again, Russell Cranaker uses the magic to terrify school bully Eddie. Gradually, however, Russell finds the ring is awakening monstrous instincts within him, a problem that gets worse every time Russell uses the ring. Despite this, Russell becomes addicted to the thrill of changing into different monsters.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Magically turned into a monster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   is very quick

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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