The Thief of Always Book Summary and Study Guide

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Harvey's life was the epitome of boredum until one day a strange looking midget named Rictus approached him, offering him a once in a lifetime chance to liven up his white-bread sububan life. Taking the offer, Harvey arrives at Hood House... where everything is just as he dreamed a perfect life would be like- where there are all 4 seasons in a day, Christmas every evening, and anything you ever wanted as at your disposal. But Harvey knew it was too good to last. When the kids he's grown close to start to disappear and answers are rare- Harvey begins to learn one of life's lessons- nothing good lasts forever.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   a kid


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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