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Mick Winger is only 17-and he's already killed over a dozen people. Not on purpose; he never meant to hurt anyone. But when Mick gets angry, people die, even the people he loves the most. Now he's on the run from his own terrible talent and from those who would use his power for their own purposes. But Mick is nor alone. There are others like him. And if he will not join them, they will make him pay.
©1990 Orson Scott Card; (P)2009 Phoenix

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Thought Provoking

This is a familiar OSC theme: a child bred to be a weapon. Like Ender's game. A very intrigue ridden, though-provoking story. Quick read, quick review.

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  • Mark
  • Hudson, FL, United States
  • 04-09-10

disappointed

one of my favorite authors. His story he has so much potential and then fell short because of its very short nature. I hope someday he will fill this out to a real novel.

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Only good for critics and HS English Classes

Sorry, I like Orson Scott Card, but this is one to avoid. The protagonist kills lots of people, and does not know why. There is a bit of mental/psychic tension, etc. This is not entertaining to me. Critics may think otherwise, and like this book for some reason. I rarely like the stuff critics like, so if you are looking for something to listen to on your commute, I'd avoid this one. On the other hand, if your goal is to torture critical thinking skills into the head of a high school student, you might consider it.