PAPER TOWNS

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult, Mystery First Publication: 2008 Language: English Setting Place: Jefferson Park, Florida Protagonist: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen Major Characters: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, Margo Roth Spiegelman, Ben Starling, Marcus "Radar" Lincoln, Lacey Pemberton Theme: Identity, Dissatisfaction, Friendship, Exploration, Perseverance, Admiration. Narrator: Quentin "Q" Jacobsen, The story is told in the first person... Continue Reading →

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LOOKING FOR ALASKA

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult Literature First Publication: 2005 Language: English Setting Place: Culver Creek Boarding School Protagonist: Miles “Pudge” Halter. Major Characters: Miles “Pudge” Halter, Alaska Young, Chip Martin, Takumi Hikohito, Lara Buterskaya, Mr. Starnes. Theme: Friendship, Pursuit of the Great Perhaps, Religion, Expectations vs. Reality, Death, Romance, Money. Narrator: Miles "Pudge" Halter,... Continue Reading →

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fiction First Publication: 2012 Language: English Setting Place: Indianapolis and Amsterdam Protagonist: Hazel Grace Lancaster Major Characters: Hazel Grace Lancaster, Augustus “Gus” Waters, Isaac, Mr. & Mrs. Lancaster Theme: The Necessity of Suffering; Fear of Oblivion; The Insensitivity of the Universe; The Realities of Terminal Cancer; The Importance... Continue Reading →

INFERNO (Robert Langdon #4)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2013 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Narrator: Third person narrator. This narrator is not omniscient. Even though he tells the emotions and thoughts of all the characters in the novel, the narrator knows only what Langdon knows about the situation in which he becomes involved. Theme: The challenge associated with population... Continue Reading →

THE LOST SYMBOL (Robert Langdon #3)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2009 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Narrator: Third person Omniscient Narrator. The  narrator is reliable and  records the thoughts and emotions of all of characters. More emphasis is placed on Langdon, the hero, and Mal’akh, the villain, than the other characters. Theme:  A prevalent theme throughout this novel is the connection... Continue Reading →

THE DA VINCI CODE (Robert Langdon #2)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2004 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Tense: Past Setting Time:  Present day Setting Places: Paris, Versailles, London, Scotland. Major Characters: Robert Langdon, Sophie Neveu, Jacques Saunière, Silas, Leigh Teabing Narrator: Third-person, anonymous, omniscient narrator. Point of view: The narrator speaks from the point of view of several characters, describing what they see... Continue Reading →

ANGELS & DEMONS (Robert Langdon #1)

Author: DAN BROWN First Publication: 2000 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Historical Fiction Language: English Setting: There are two major settings in Angels and Demons. The first is the Vatican and its surrounding sites of Catholic worship in Rome; the second is CERN, Located in Geneva, Switzerland,  a scientific counterpoint to the Vatican. Major Characters:  Vittoria Vetra, Robert... Continue Reading →

DECEPTION POINT

Author: Dan Brown Publication: 2001 Genre: Mystery, Thriller Language: English Main Characters: Rachel Sexton, Michael Tolland, Thomas Sedgewick Sexton, Corky Marlinson, Zachary Herney, William Pickering Narrator: Narrator of the novel is third person and is narrated from the different perspectives of the various characters. Theme: Deception and the search for the truth is one of the main themes... Continue Reading →

DIGITAL FORTRESS

Author: Dan Brown Publication: 1998 Genre: Mystery, Techno-Thriller Language: English Main Characters: Susan Fletcher, David Becker, David Becker, Trevor Strathmore    Narrator: Multiple Third Person omniscient Narrator Theme:  National Security Vs Individual's Right to Privacy Plot Summary When the United States National Security Agency's code-breaking supercomputer TRANSLTR encounters a revolutionary new code—Digital Fortress—that it cannot break,... Continue Reading →

GONE WITH THE WIND

Author: Margaret Mitchell Genre: Romance, War, Historic Fiction First Publication: 1936 Language: English Tense: Past Setting Time: 1861-early 1870 (American Civil war to the reconstruction era) Setting Place: Tara (the O’Hara plantation in northern Georgia) & Atlanta. Protagonist: Scarlett O’Hara Major Characters: Scarlett O’Hara, Ashley Wilkes, Rhett Butler, Malanie, Mammy. Narrator: Third-Person, anonymous and omniscient... Continue Reading →

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