Whether you're just picking up Baldacci's detective thriller series King and Maxwell for the first time or you're a longtime fan, this analysis will serve as a companion into the complexities of the novel. King and Maxwell is rife with political intrigue, exploring themes such as transparency in government, the real cost of war, and the power of technology. This analysis will give you the insight needed to navigate the murky political waters alongside the detectives. Enhance your understanding of the themes, motifs, and ideas underlying the plot of King and Maxwell.
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Consider this sidekick your comprehensive companion to Ender's Game. Within, you'll find a detailed look at this sci-fi literary classic, with information on everything from the setting to the novel's themes. The writing style and setting analyses delve into author Orson Scott Card's terse, almost militaristic writing style and the speculative world he's created, where the Cold War never really ended and tensions between America and the so-called Warsaw Pact (the fictional equivalent of the Soviet bloc) are second in intensity only to the fear of another alien invasion.
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There's nothing phony about this study guide for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, which explores the mind of disturbed teen Holden Caulfield, as he struggles to find an authentic world. Designed for students, this guide to The Catcher in the Rye contains everything you need to ace quizzes and essays on this literary classic.
Readers of all cultural backgrounds can gain insightful knowledge of American history from Sue Monk Kidd's third novel, The Invention of Wings. This expertly-written sidekick to the novel offers further intrigue as you explore the themes and characters in a chapter-by-chapter format. Based on real people in history, Sarah Grimké and a female slave named Handful form an unusual friendship in the midst of Charleston during the early 19th century.
This summary was made for the listener who has a deep curiosity about classic literature, especially Animal Farm. It is the ideal guide to help you get a grasp on Orwell’s story, which has been viewed as an allegory for 20th Century politics. In quick chapter breakdowns and analyses, this summary explains how Orwell’s book was a cautionary tale against dictatorship, Communism, and the Soviet Union. Read this guide to get an overview and understanding of Animal Farm's themes, motifs, and symbols.
As the second installment in The Origin Mystery Series, The Atlantis Plague continues the story A.G. Riddle began in The Atlantis Gene. Geneticist Dr. Kate Warner is humanity's last hope for survival. The hoped-for cure for the Atlantis Plague, Orchid, has failed. Those who survive are either evolved, lacking emotions but with increased intelligence and physical strength, or devolved, vegetative and weakened intellectually and physically.
A dystopian trilogy, the Divergent series begins when Tris and “Four” (Tobias) turn 16. They do not fit into only one of five possible faction choices, so they are labeled Divergent. This labeling is the initial conflict in the trilogy. The many additional conflicts plus themes of sacrifice, freedom, individuality, and guilt are woven throughout the three novels, and they can all be traced with the help of this sidekick.
Janet Evanovich continues the Stephanie Plum series with the 20th installment, Takedown Twenty. Fans of the series know protagonist Stephanie Plum as a bond enforcement officer by day and bounty hunter on the side. In the latest addition, Plum tracks down neighborhood gangsters, a giraffe on the loose, and a notorious crime boss who may be her future father-in-law.
Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project beautifully crafts the tale of a man struggling with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome, trying to fit in. Let the chapter-by-chapter guide in this sidekick help you explore the thought-provoking issues raised in The Rosie Project. You'll also find in-depth character analyses and a breakdown of key symbols. Despite Don and Rosie's seeming incompatibility, Don finds himself drawn to her, willing to deviate from his schedule and act impulsively. Rosie is clearly interested in Don despite his missteps.
This literary analysis of Gone Girl provides a chapter-by-chapter guide with closer looks at the main characters and underlying meanings. Flynn includes subtle clues and unforeseen plot twists that keep the reader engaged and yearning for more. How far is someone willing to go to recover from financial setbacks? How well do spouses really know their partners? While enjoying the thrills in Gone Girl, explore recurring themes and question the characters' actions with the assistance of this comprehensive analysis.
Donna Tartt's fictional novel The Goldfinch follows the tragic story of a young boy, Theo Decker who loses his mother. Take your listening experience to the next level by analyzing every detail, from the author's writing style to the individual characters. Why did Donna Tartt choose first-person point of view, and how do the boy's memories help convey the story's messages? Travel from New York to Las Vegas as you follow Theo's story and end up in Amsterdam.
Fans of John Grisham are excited about his very first sequel, Sycamore Row, which follows the characters and setting of A Time to Kill. If you are looking for a deeper reading experience, then this analysis is the perfect companion. In Sycamore Row, we return to the character of Jake Brigance and the town of Clanton, Mississippi. With the Carl Lee Hailey case well behind him, Jake is frustrated and bored with the status of his professional life.
Gods of Guilt is a thrilling tale for a variety of readers, and this comprehensive analysis helps you decipher the characters' motives and navigate the American legal system. Meet Haller's obstacles, such as questionable DEA agents and immoral private investigators, as he fights to solve the mystery and save his client from wrongful imprisonment. Learn how Connelly surprises his readers with plot twists and unpredictable conclusions in his latest mystery thriller.
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The second book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy follows Tris Prior as she copes with a failing society and her own emotional trauma. Insurgent takes place in a futuristic Chicago with a dystopian society split into factions that are all fighting for power. Readers see more of the world Roth created as Tris and her boyfriend Tobias travel between factions' territories. Gain new perspectives of the story and characters while reading this literary analysis alongside Insurgent.
This sidekick for Private LA is full of features to help you better appreciate this pause resister, such as character analysis and discussions of the book's setting and narration style. In chapter-by-chapter summaries and analyses of Private LA, learn the details of this double-whammy thriller involving media-savvy assassins and a missing Hollywood "it" couple.
Award winning YA author John Green presents a new twist to a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and tragic fate in his fourth novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Meet Hazel, 16 years of age and dealing with thyroid cancer, and Augustus, a 17-year-old amputee and former basketball player in remission. After meeting at a support group for children living with cancer, they fall in love and together face the complex realities of their respective illnesses, fears, desires, and the ultimate questions of life and death.
Let the chapter-by-chapter analysis in this sidekick of Still Life with Bread Crumbs help you explore the thought-provoking themes and layers of complexities in this novel. Explore new depths thanks to the expert analysis of the novel's setting and characters. Follow Rebecca as she gradually comes to terms with life, makes friends with a quirky assortment of characters, and falls in love. An overall realistic tale of love and life, Still Life with Bread Crumbs will leave Quindlen's fans and newcomers alike satisfied.
Whether you are a WWII history buff or simply enjoy a good tear-jerker, this analysis of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief will enhance your listening. The unique narration by Death personified offers listeners a thought-provoking experience as they explore a fictional portrayal of WWII Germany. The 9-year-old protagonist, Liesel Merminger, faces evils and challenges that no child should have to encounter. Get an expert's analysis of the story to see how the main character finds the strength to survive through books and the power of words.
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Revisit the life of Dr. Kay Scarpetta as she unfolds exciting mysteries in Patricia Cornwell's Dust, the 21st book of this series. Fed up with societal corruption, the Chief Medical Examiner of Massachusetts, Kay Scarpetta, goes beyond her job duties to seek justice for the victims of violent crimes. The discovery of a 22-year-old victim at MIT leads the story into a mystery involving a serial killer, multi-million-dollar lawsuits, old murder cases, and underhanded FBI practices.