|Plot Summary of Underdog|
After receiving a new Standard Poodle puppy from her Aunt Peg, Melanie finds herself taking the puppy to obedience classes, as demanded by her pushing relative.
After hearing from a new friend, Jenny, that her own Miniature Poodle had died, Melanie invites Jenny over to her house for dinner and to help cheer her up. But the new found friendship doesn't last as Melanie soon gets a call-Jenny collapsed and died suddenly while with her husband in her home.
After later finding out that Jenny's death was foulplay, Melanie begins to look into the murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Mariann Lilly
|Chapter Analysis of Underdog|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- animal antics
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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