I thought this book was a good conclusion to the series. Very bitter sweat! Watching the characters grow up and seeing Peter become the real Hegemon (that we always knew he would be) was the best part.
Easy to understand for an astrophysics book! Neil does a great job of writing for the average person (I have a bachelor's in Chemistry, but I knew very little astrophysics). I never felt talked down to. It was a lot of fun to read! I especially enjoyed his description of a death by black hole as spaghettification. If you want to learn more about astrophysics, this is a great way to start!
This is an excellent book. Its a very exciting book for kids! Its filled with adventure, lessons about obeying parents, growing up. But as an adult I was able to thoroughly enjoy reading this book. I highly recommend this book for kids and adults.
The perspective of this book is fascinating. Its told from the point of view of an autistic teenage boy. The author does a great job of this. What I didn't like about this book is that its supposed to be a kids book. The author uses the "F" word more times than the average adult book. This really takes away from the book. Also the child's mom is a very difficult character to like. Its like she doesn't even try to work with her son. I know its difficult, but she didn't even try. So for me that character also took away from the book.
The story was well written and kept me interested. The characters are well developed and unique. For the most part I liked this book. The reason that I only give it 3 stars is the graphic rape scenes in the middle of the book. The scenes come out of nowhere, and are definately unneeded!
I definately enjoyed this book. I thought the story was very unique. I loved the way the author moves us though time in the same out of order way as the main character without making the story confusing. She makes the characters come alive which makes the ending all the more powerful. One warning, there is quite a bit of cursing so sensitive ears beware.
I absolutely loved this book! I plan on listening/reading this book again. The characters are unforgettable, and the narrators do an excellent job. The author has the ability to make even the fantasy world of the "changlings" believable. I can't wait to see what he writes next!
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