Tilly Book Summary and Study Guide

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The tale begins when Kathleen finds a small grave that holds only one date and an eerie familiarity to her. She has to know who this “Tilly” was. Shortly after she manages to fall into a restless slumber, she awakes to discover hundreds of children in her backyard. Meanwhile her husband is trying desperately to discover everything he can about this “Tilly”. Both Kathleen and Dan learn that God can forgive any mistake.
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The review of this Book prepared by Nadine

Nine years ago Tilly was murdered by her mother Kathy. A visit to a cemetery causes Kathy to experience strange feelings of guilt. Then, mysteriously, Tilly reappears.
The review of this Book prepared by Bo Visschers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

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

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