|Plot Summary of This Time of Darkness|
A girl, Amy, and her friend, Axel, live on Level 9 of the city. Amy is illegally literate and has lived in the city all her life. Axel claims he's from the outside. Together, the two climb the many ramps of the city to see how far up it goes, discovering the city's secrets in a quest for freedom.
This synopsis report prepared by Susan Baxter-Ferguson
|Chapter Analysis of This Time of Darkness|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a kid
- Domed/Underground City
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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