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Down the Rabbit Hole

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Written by Peter Abrahams
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Table of Contents
Characters
Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Characters:

The characters in this book are Ingrid, who is the main character; Kate Kovac, someone whom sort of befriends Ingrid but gets murderd; Ingrid's mom and dad and also her older brother named Ty,and also the murderer

Ingrid Leven-Hill: She is an important character because she was the one who solved Katie Kovac's murder. Ingrid is a very determined girl because she never gave up on solving the mystery, even though she could have hurt herself. She is also athletic. She can run fast for a long time because she plays soccer. Ingrid has braces and red puma cleats.
Vincent Dunn is another main character because he has a hidden secret from the past. He is mysterious and a suspicious character.Also In the Begining he Is Ingrid's Friend.Another main character is Joey a boy who she likes a lot and Chief Strade his father(policeman).Chief strade is one of the important characters becouse he is suspicious that Ingrid has some information on the murder of Kate Kovac

Setting

This story takes place in Echo Falls Connecticut, in modern times. We know it takes place in modern times because theres a lot of modern technology such as, computers, televisions and telephones. We know that Echo Falls is in Connecticut because it refers to several Connecticut towns such as Hartford, New Haven, Storrs, etc. Echo Falls could be a real place and Connecticut is a real place. The author describes Echo Falls as a small cozy town with beautiful and very little crime. The flats have shabby old gingerbread houses with peeling paint and grimy, dirty windows. The flats are the worst part of town, but crime is still not very common there. Thats probably why Ingrid thinks nobody would read the Echo, because there would be nothing interesting to write about. Two specific important locations are Prescott Hall, were Vincent tries to kill Ingrid, and Katie Kovac's house, which is were she has to keep going to solve the murder (and get her Pumas back). When she goes to Prescott Hall, we can hear the sound of Vincents shovel digging up the forgotten body of Phillip Prescott. The temperature is pretty cold because its probably between autumn and winter. It said things like "the chilly air", "before the first snow fall" and "she wishes the imaginary gloves were real". This affects the story a little because it made a few references to her jacket being heavy, and the pom-pom hat slipping over her eyes. It also affects the story because it's soccer season for Ingrid. The town where not much crime or many exciting things happen. About a month, maybe less passes in the story. We know this because it usually only describes one or two days per chapter, and it's the same season throughout the whole book.

Problem

Ingrid now has to find out who murdered cracked up Katie and clear the two guys names. plus herself because the pictures the chief of police took had her soccer cleats in them and in another picture there gone.

The conflict in Down the Rabbit Hole is that Katie Kovac got murdered. That is the conflict because nobody could figure out the murder case. All they knew was that there was a pair of red Puma cleats left at the house. The cleats were Ingrids but nobody knew that. Her cleats got there because she was going to soccer practice, she got lost and ended up at Katie Kovacs house. When she was going to leave she forgot her cleats at Katie's house. She had to go back and get them, and when she was coming back someone was chasing her. The guy tripped and broke his leg.He just happened to know Chief Strade and he kept asking Ingrid all these questions about Katies murder.

Point of View

The narrator is telling the story, so it is in 3rd person. If Ingrid told the story, it would be more difficult to tell what others are thinking, and we would only get what Ingrid thought and what Ingrid knew. If another character, such as Joey told the story, it wouldn't be as exciting because he doesn't know what is going on with Ingrid. We wouldn't even find out about all of her experiences until the very end, when everyone figured out her secret

Plot

The whole mystery started because Ingrid was going to be late for soccer. She got lost and ended up at Katie Kovac's house. When a taxi arrived, Ingrid left quickly forgetting her lucky cleats. Then she became determined to get her pumas back, which unraveled the mystery of Katie Kovac's death.

Climax

The climax of the story is when Ingrid sneaks into Prescott Hall. There, she finds out (by finding a laptop with a movie in it) that David Vardack and Vincent Dunn were the same person. She then found Vincent digging up the body of Phillip Prescott, because if they renovate the old hall, he would be discovered and people would really know who killed who. Vincent chases Ingrid through the mansion and to the falls, where he attempts to drown her.

Resolution

The resolution is solved by Ingrid killing Vincent in the falls. Ingrid also tells Chief Strade the whole story. It affected Ingrid because it was life threatening. Ingrid, Joey and Chief Strade incoporated into the resolution. Ingrid found out all the information and killed Vincent. Joey helped Ingrid through the emotion. Chief strade saved her when she was in the falls, drowning.

Author's Message

The author has two messages. The first one is follow your instinct because it will lead you to the best solution. Ingrid didn't always follow her instincts and it got her in to trouble. When she did follow her instincts she got the mystery solved. The second author's message is you have to dig deeper to get your answers. When Ingrid went to Katie Kovac's grandmother's house she had to dig deeper into the folder to find what she was looking for. Also when Vincent Dunn was digging up Phillip Prescott's body she found some answers. She kept on digging deeper to find her answers throughout the whole book.