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Carlie Newell is your average slightly-overweight teenage boy, thinking about his future. He wants to please his parents - easy for Mom, almost impossible for Dad. His friends are getting ready to go off to college, thinking about getting married, better jobs, all average teenager stuff.
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Oh, Charlie has inherited an inter-dimensional doorway that leads to an uninhabited Earth. Charlie has big plans for the summer. It involves Passenger Pigeons and mining for gold in the untouched Rocky Mountains. There is only one problem. The government has found out about Charlie's doorway.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   dinosaur times    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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