The White Mountains - Tripods Trilogy 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Will Parker is a miller's son in a typical pre-industrial English village. Typical, except that as each person turns 14, they are taken by the Tripods, massive, three-legged machines, and returned with metal Caps fused to their skulls. From that time on, they are different. Will, due to turn 14, has doubts of his own, and an eccentric traveller confirms that he's right. The only safe place is in the distant mountains, where free men hide, waiting to free mankind.
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The review of this Book prepared by Andy Campbell

Tripods were invented by humans early ago.(in the book When the Tripods Came) The Tripods had taken control of peoples minds and capped them at the age of 14. Will Parker had many questions that could not be naswered about the Tripods.Until a vagrant named Ozymandias came.(A vagrant is someone whos' mind didnt work for the caps-either because of freign lang. or just dumb).But he wasnt really a vagrant he told Will abou the White Mountains and how to get there. He had to make a tough decsion. He did. He left home for the White mountains later joined by his annoying cousin Henry and a smart French/English kid Beanpole (Jaun Paul).
The trio goto castles ancient cities and more to get to the white mountains but with the mountains in veiw will they all get there?
The review of this Book prepared by cyndi

A superior race has taken over earth and is using "caps" to control human's minds makeing them docile and essentially slaves. A young boy who has not yet been capped is found by a member of a rebel force of uncapped humans and told to travel to their base in the white mountains. This book is his jourey.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans

Main Character

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


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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