Under the Dome Book Report

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The story takes place in the Maine town Chester’s Mill. The town shares borders with Castle Rock, Tarker's Mill, Motton, Harlow, and TR-90. The pair of Chester's Mill and Tarker's Mill is sometimes referred to as the Twin Mills. The effect of this setting lets the dome to fall flat on the farm land without any of the citizens noticing. It probably could take place in another setting as long as the surrounding area was flat. If it wasn’t flat the dome would not set around the area correctly. The five main characters are Dale "Barbie" Barbara after retiring as an Army lieutenant Barbara became a drifter. Dale was attempting to flee the town after a argument with Junior Rennie and his friends. Dale soon becomes the US government's choice to run Chester's Mill. This causes more tension between Dale, Big Jim, and Junior causing the two to frame Dale for the murders they commit. He was one of the 26 survivors of the Dome. Next is Julia Shumway a smart republican woman who owns and edits The Democrat the town's local newspaper. Julia often feels the need to prove a point and expose those she sees around her. She was groomed early for success and was viewed by her peers as a "goody-two-shoes." Julia becomes the conduit between Colonel Cox and Dale Barbara through her cell phone. Julia and Dale soon developed a strong romantic relationship. She was also one of the 26 survivors of the Dome. Next is James "Big Jim" Rennie the power-obsessed second selectman of Chester's Mill. Owner of a used car dealership and the biggest crystal meth lab on the east coast. When Chief Perkins is killed on Dome Day, Big Jim becomes the de facto leader of the Mill. He is owed favors by virtually every person of authority in town, and is rubber stamped by Andy Sanders. Big Jim directly controls both Andy and Pete through most of the story. Big Jim murders Lester Coggins, Brenda Perkins, and

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