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The Trigger Book Summary and Study Guide

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A new device is invented, called the Trigger. It is able to make a weapons explode. Later in the book, a Jammer is created to deactivate the weapons. This book shows the political ramifications of the invention of these weapons.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   very upbeat Political power play    -   Yes Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Inventing-of-item story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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