The Presence Book Summary and Study Guide

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Michael Sundquist tags along reluctantly with his mother to Hawaii. His mother, the anthropologist, finds this move of all expenses paid and the opportunity to study skeletal remains near a volcano irresitable. No one knew the dangers involved until Michael's newly made friends began to die mysteriously after a late night ocean dive. Michael now wonders if he is next as he begans to suffer strange internal physical transformations. His mother, getting closer to answers, knows time is of the essence if she is to save her son's life with hopes to restore him to the life his once knew.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Slowly poisoned Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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