The Neverending Story Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sebastian is unliked by most students and teachers at his school. He is socially akward, fat, shy and generally a crybaby. The lines between reality and imagination blur as he gets lost inside the magical book, The Neverending Story.
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The review of this Book prepared by The irate Travis Donnell

Bastian Balthasar Bux hides in the attic of the school one morning with a book he "borrowed" from a antique bookstore. Suddenly he finds himself in an amazing world, first as a wittness and afterwards as part of the story and almost lost forever in the world "Fantasien"

The 1980's movie just covers parts of the first 50 pages of the over 300 page book.... Make sure you read the whole story and it will live in your heart forever!
The review of this Book prepared by Leon D. G. Alegria

This fantasy novel is about a child who lost his mother and is not coping with the loss. He becomes a soliatry figure and is outcast from peers. His love of books leads him to a fantasy world linked to the human world, that needs to be saved by a human child. First he reads the story and becomes caught up in events, saves the world and has many adventures within the world, where along his journey he crosses from childhood to young adulthood, faces himself and his fears and come to terms with the death of his mother. An enlightning book for young and old. Magical fantasy setting and incredible imagination. Has a bit of everything from the fantasy genre. Also a Movie.
The review of this Book prepared by Nancy Ferrinda

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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