MY BOOK REPORT MINDMAP: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS

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MY BOOK REPORT MINDMAP: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS by Mind Map: MY BOOK REPORT MINDMAP: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN BY PAULA HAWKINS

1. MEANING

1.1. Author's Style

1.1.1. Narrative technique

1.1.1.1. Multiple focalization, three narrators: Rachel Watson, Anna Watson and Megan Hipwell. Writing: first-person narration.

1.1.2. Tone

1.1.2.1. Dark and Mysterious

1.1.2.1.1. Quote

1.1.3. Type of language

1.1.3.1. Colloquial and Vulgar

1.1.3.1.1. Quotes

1.2. Author's Message

1.2.1. Do not drink and be careful who you trust

2. MY PERSONAL OPINION

2.1. What I Liked the Most

2.1.1. The Plot Twist

2.1.1.1. Why?

2.1.1.1.1. Completely unexpected! Personal theories not a bit close to the truth.

2.2. What I Didn't Like

2.2.1. Anna Watson's Character

2.2.1.1. Why?

2.2.1.1.1. A static caracter: doesn't really change from beginning to end. Rarely has anything interesting to offer. Pointless commentary.

2.3. Personal Recommendation

2.3.1. Definetely Worth the Reading

2.3.1.1. Why?

2.3.1.1.1. Twists and turns cannot be predicted: readers will be easily drawn in. Easy to devour the entire book in one afternoon.

3. THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT

3.1. Cover Description

3.1.1. Overlap big letters. Blured image. Sensation of movement: the train Rachel's on.

3.2. General Outlook and Layout

3.2.1. No cover illustration

3.2.2. Tittle in the middle

3.2.3. Author´s name at the bottom

3.2.4. Tag-line on the top, by Tess Gerritsen

3.2.5. Complete spine

3.2.6. Back cover: two book reviews on the top

3.2.7. Back cover: general Blurb

3.2.8. Back cover: short biography of the author

3.3. Publication Year

3.3.1. 2015

4. THE AUTHOR

4.1. Short Biography

4.1.1. Date of Birth and Death

4.1.1.1. 26 August 1972 - Still alive

4.1.2. Importance in the History of Literature

4.1.2.1. Has yet to be established

4.1.3. Best Remembered For

4.1.3.1. Her bestseller novel "The Girl on the Train"

4.1.4. Predilection Topics

4.1.4.1. Originally: romantic comedy fictions. Recently: darker stories. Themes: domestic violence, drug abuse, murder and betrayal.

4.2. Other Important Books

4.2.1. "Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista" - 2009

4.2.2. "Into the Water" - 2017

5. THE CONTENTS

5.1. Literary Genre(s)

5.1.1. Romance, Thriller

5.2. Plot

5.2.1. Summary

5.2.1.1. Exposition

5.2.1.1.1. Rachel Watson: Drunk on a train.

5.2.1.2. Rising Action

5.2.1.2.1. Megan is cheating on Scott. Next day, she goes missing.

5.2.1.3. Climax

5.2.1.3.1. Murderer's identity revealed: Tom Watson. Fight between Rachel and Tom: he's killed with a corkscrew.

5.2.1.4. Falling Action

5.2.1.4.1. Police station: Rachel and Anna share their statements

5.2.1.5. Resolution

5.2.1.5.1. Rachel and Anna carry on with their lifes.

5.3. Physical and Psychological Description of Characters

5.3.1. Main Characters

5.3.1.1. Rachel Watson: Unemployed drunk with very poor self-esteem. Divorced and deeply depressed. Later on, she rejects victimization.

5.3.1.1.1. Quote

5.3.1.2. Megan Hipwell: Blond hair and blue eyes. Untrustful, proud and stubborn. Victim of an untold sense of guilt. Distracts herself with superficial relationships.

5.3.1.2.1. Quotes

5.3.1.3. Anna Watson: Rachel's nemesis. Blond, petite, pale-skinned and fiercely protective of her supposedly happy family.

5.3.1.3.1. Quote

5.3.2. Secondary Characters

5.3.2.1. Tom Watson: Brown eyes and pale skin. Compulsive liar, cheater and murderer. An emotionally abusive and violent man.

5.3.2.1.1. Quote

5.3.2.2. Scott Hipwell: Megan's handsome and well built husband. Caring but also abusive, jealous and impulsive.

5.3.2.2.1. Quote

5.3.2.3. Dr. Kamal Abdic: Tall and dark-skinned. Warm and reassuring at work but with a conviction for domestic violence.

5.3.2.3.1. Quote

5.3.3. Time and Setting

5.3.3.1. London, England and its surroundings between May 2012 and August 2013

6. MY WORK RESOURCES

6.1. Relevant Websites

6.1.1. Paula Hawkins: Biography

6.1.2. Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary