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"Identify the antagonist, protagonist, and point of view."
Nothing But The Truth is a book formatted in such a way that makes it difficult to determine these plot points. It would seem that both Margaret Narwin and Philip Malloy are the antagonist, leading to the point that they could both also be the protagonist. The ingenious way that this book is written makes the reader sympathize with and despise both of these main characters. It would seem that there is no specific point of view, the book is written in documentary form, showing letters, conversations, phone calls, and documents of all kinds. Though these things make it difficult, it is still not impossible to identify a main point of view, that being of one Philip Malloy.
"What is the climax of the story? How does the story end?"
It would seem that the main event of the entire story, the thing that would make readers bite their nails and tense their muscles in anticipation, would be Philip Malloy's story getting published. An event that started in a small town in New Hampshire was quickly spread across the entire country, thanks to a curious little reporter. The resolution to all of Philip Malloy's problems, and the event that would put an end to this story, would be Philip's switch from a high school in New Hampshire, to a nice boarding school in Washington D.C.
"Explain the cause and effect of the characters' actions and how it is important to the plot."
It would seem that the cause for Philip's actions would be that he doesn't like his English teacher, Ms. Margaret Narwin, leading to an event that got him thrown out of homeroom for humming the National Anthem during morning exercises when they played the song and asked everyone to stand at respectful, silent attention. After getting suspended for doing this three times, Philip meets with a reporter, who weaves a false tale, leading all of the students at the school, who all quite enjoy Ms. Narwin's company, to hate Philip.
"Critique and review the book based on character development, plot, and overall reader appeal."
Nothing But The Truth is an excellent read, when it comes to overall appeal, this book gets five stars. The plot was intelligently crafted for reader appeal, all plot points seem to line up and tie together in the end. This book gives readers the feeling of actual connection with the characters, giving the reader a way to see all character viewpoints.
“Analyze how the author’s choice of setting impacts the tone of the book and how changing the setting would change the story.”
The fact that this book is placed in a high school, as opposed to some corporate business, makes it appeal to a much younger crowd. Readers enjoy stories that they can relate to – stories set in situations that they have had experiences with, but on much less dramatic levels. Readers like when an ordinary everyday situation is converted to some big crazy adventure.