|Plot Summary of Wish You Were Here|
|"A teenage boy from modern-day Earth is whisked away from everything he knows and loves, and is transported to an alien world. In amongst the wizards and monsters, between the wonders and riches, a boy's contemporary mores are taken to task. This is the story of his coming-of-age in an alien world, full of adventure, tragedy, fame, fortune, romance… and a search for a way home.
Vincent M. Wales, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Wish You Were Here|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- guardian of justice
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- rape/molest (yeech!)
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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