DEAR Book Term Analysis

DEAR Book Term Analysis

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  • Protagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Theme
  • Bronwyn Rojas is intelligent and kind. Bronwyn is a round character because the reader sees her trying to figure out who killed Simon but they also see the side of her when she cheated in chemistry. Bronwyn is a dynamic character because she realizes her mistake by cheating and publicly apologizes. She also starts dating Nate, someone who is completely different from her which she would not have done before Simon died.
  • Foreshadowing
  • Simon Kelleher had a website called About That where he posted gossip about people at his school. He is a flat character because the reader only sees him as someone who exposes people's personal information. Simon is a static character because he is only in the beginning of the book before he kills himself and tries to frame the students in detention with him for murder.
  • Suspense
  • Things are not always as they seem. Throughout the investigation to find out who killed Simon, all four students in the room with him were suspects at one time. The investigators did not suspect anyone else other than the students who were in detention when Simon died. It ended up that Simon had someone else (Jake) who was not in detention help him kill himself.
  • Imagery
  • At the beginning of the book Jake takes his girlfriend's backpack off her back because it was "... too heavy for you... I've got it." (318) which is something he had never done before. Jake took Addy's backpack so he could place a phone that was not hers in it so she would get caught by her teacher for having a phone with her.
  • Towards the end of the book Addy goes to one of Simon's friends, Janae's, house to check on her. As she is there, Jake shows up and Addy hides to record their conversation. Addy's phone goes off during their conversation. "The time seems to stop as a text message from Cooper crosses my phone [playing] Rhianna's 'Only Girl."' (330) Jake hears the phone go off so Addy runs out the back door into the woods. Jake chases her down and attacks her.
  • When Jake attacked Addy he smashed her head onto a rock. "My skull explodes with pain and my vision goes red around the edges, then black." (331)
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