Wish You Were Here Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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