A science fiction classic, recommended to me by L. It's a funny mix between Harry Potter and Star Wars in that it's mostly a 'school' novel, but then in a space context. The style is pretty simple and helps to drag you into it right away, even though you can't follow everything straight away. I found the ending surprising; it's nice to see how Card wraps the plot up in a very short space and makes you think about some things too. Scratch one on the SF canon.
26 July 2009