“The living dead girl” The first main characters name is Alice, this is a five year old girl. She is stolen away from her family and friends at the local playground. She was stolen by a man called Ray, which is the second main character. This is the horrible man you took this five year old little girl away from her childhood. He makes her life a living hell, the only thing he is concerned about is keeping her looking like a little girl forever, keeping her below 100 pounds. He renames all of his victims Alice and they all had blond hair and blue eyes, Ray killed a 9 year old girl because she started to develop into a young lady.He gave Alice hormone pills so she wouldn’t develop as fast. But at age 9 Alice started to develop so Ray sent her to the park to find him another Alice, of course, he threatened her and told her that he would hurt her if she told on him. She set off and found our next main character who’s name is Shelly, she had long blond hair and blue eyes, around 5 years of age. Shelly had a brother named Max and this is our fourth character that in the end saves the day, well you could say that.The Living dead girl is all about a little girl that gets stolen at the age of five by a 45 year old man, she is forced to obey him because of the threats he has made to burn her family alive. He likes them young so he makes her wear a small frilly dress that barely fits her already small body. He keeps Alice at 100 pounds by only allowing a yogurt once a week. He brings home full dinners for him and doesn’t give her a nibble. Over the years Alice grows and develops her womanly parts, Ray decides he needs a new Alice.He sends her to the local park to sit and look for another blond hair blue eyed girl around 5 years of age. He tells Alice not to talk to anyone or he will know. Alice goes to the park and spots Shelly and her Brother Max, Shelly was perfect. She told Ray and over time they built up a plan so they could take Shelly without her brother getting in the way. On the day of, Ray sends Alice to talk to this boy and try to make him interested in her so Ray can snatch the girl. Alice does exactly what she is told but somehow the boy still sees him taking off with his sister.He runs out and chases them through the forest, Alice chases along and catches up with Ray who has nowhere else to go. Max pulls out a gun and shoots but both Ray and Alice fall, Ray Is laying lifeless on top of her. Slowly Shelly walks over to Alice and asks if she is okay, she mutters out “Im free. ” I believe the theme or the lesson of this story would be to appreciate your life, be careful. I myself have learned a lot from this book even though it sounds more like a horror story, I have learned that you can be mature and grown up at the age of five. Not everyone lives there life to the fullest, when they should.Alice had her whole childhood taken from her and she jumped in front of a bullet to save a girl she didn’t even know, even though that was her ticket out. She didn’t want another childhood ruined because of her. She had a lot of time through the years to just sit and think about life and not once did she say “why me? ” she was strong and took the beatings not because of fear but so her family wouldn’t suffer from a fiery death. I look back and try to make the best out of my days because you know I can eat whatever I want every day and I can leave my house and talk to people and I can have a life, Alice couldn’t.I believe the symbol in this book would be the pink frilly dress he made her ware her whole life. The dress started as a new hot pink dress, as years went past she grew less scared and she grew. Through the years the dress became less pink and seamed to shrink. As she tore more away from life and began to grow, the dress ripped in many places and became stretched. When she died she was free from the horrible things she went through and the shredded old faded dress… Well it moved on.