When I struggled to identify what made for a meaningful Good vs. Evil theme, I turned to The Dark Knight to deconstruct how Batman delivered his complex brand of ethics. Now we are going to use what we learned as a framework for analyzing the same theme in Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.
I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).