|Plot Summary of Turning Point - Sholan Alliance 1|
|"Colonization of a new planet is ended by the invasion of an alien soldiers. Carrie has a telepathic link with her twin sister and is near death when her sister is killed by these aliens. She is saved by linking with a different alien. The book tells how she fights to free her planet and to explore her telepathic link with the cat-like alien."
Pat Carter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Turning Point - Sholan Alliance 1|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Mental/magical powers focus
- telepath (scifi)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- mind reading
- can read emotions
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an entire race
- long-lived adults
- navy soldier
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- mind reading
- super strength
- is very quick
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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