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Kids from school go on an overnighter on Fear Island but soon find out how frightening life can be as they share a secret that could ruin all their lives. Someone knows what they did and is seeking revenge even if it means to kill them all. Now they have to go back into the island and cover up their secret even more even if the killers are there waiting for them.
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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:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   being chased through wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Ages 7-14 Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   naive Brooke Shields-ish virgin

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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