Famous Last Words Book Analysis

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The book, “Famous Last Words” by Katie Alender is mostly about a Hollywood serial killer. The main character Willa seems to be seeing things like dead bodies or messages all over her walls. While she’s seeing things there is a serial killer walking the streets of Hollywood. The serial killer focuses on pretty teenage girls and reenacts famous movie murder scenes with his victims. Meanwhile Willa accidentally takes home Wyatt’s notebook, a boy who is focused on the Hollywood killer. Finding Wyatts book makes Willa and him closer friends. Willa almost loses it when she finds out Reed, her stepfather 's assistant is the Hollywood killer when she is being kept in custody by him. She ends up finding a way to get lose and some help. That’s when Jonathan…show more content…
Willa’s stepfather is a rich movie director, so there family lives in nice rich homes. The time period seems to be modern because there is a lot of modern technology like cars, cell phones, and computers. For example in the book it states, “There’s Hollywood Boulevard,” my new stepfather Jonathan said”(p.g1). The setting of the story is very important to every event that happens. If Willa and her mom never moved in to the house with her stepfather, the whole story would of never happened. The story has to do with the “Hollywood killer” and if the setting was somewhere else then it would of been different. Also if they hadn 't moved then the murders would of went on longer and Reed would of never been caught. (add…show more content…
Willa was very quiet at the beginning of the story but then tried to become friends with Wyatt at school. Wyatt was very antisocial and nobody would talk to him because they thought he was weird. For example the text explains, “Have a good -” Wrong. “Not interested,” he said. He swung his bag over his shoulder and walked away”(pg.34). This demonstrates when Wyatt didn’t want to have anything to do with anyone else but the Hollywood killer. Then the two became friends after having to be lab partners. Eventually the two became interested in the Hollywood killer. After this the two would spend a lot of time together and became very
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