The Secret Window Book Summary and Study Guide

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Meg has a secret that she has never told anyone. She has weird dreams - dreams that actually come true! Meg is sure that if she tells anyone, even her big brother, they will think she is crazy. All that Meg wants is to be normal, but with her special "gift" she knows that that is not possible. Then her father leaves her family to go focus on his writing. Meg is devastated and feels that her family will never recover. Her brother even thinks about turning down his scholarship to help out by working to earn some money!
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Meg turns to her best friend for help, but she is too involved with trying to become popular. When Meg leaves a party that she saw in her dreams, she is shunned by her friends and so she turns to her new neighbor, a different kind of girl who also comes from a divorced family. She starts helping Meg accept who she really is and making her feel comfortable with being different. But when one of Meg's bad dreams, a dream about someone drowning, come true, will Meg be willing to risk exposing her secret to save someone's life?

This is a fun, fast read for teens and older children. It was one of my favorite series when I was growing up because Meg has her special dreaming power, which I thought was very cool. It is also very clean and deals with a lot of important issues that cause a great amount of disruption in family life, such as divorce, peer pressure, drug use, etc. Betty Ren Wright is a great author and has a nice, smooth writing style. If you enjoy this book, check out the rest of the books in this series, they are all great!

The review of this Book prepared by Debbie

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   special abilities Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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