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A Coming Of Age Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Coming Of Age

Timothy Zahn creats a future human society that crash landed on a world that caused the children of their society to develope extrodinary telekentic powers which eventually disappears with the on-set of puberty. It is a world where, in order to retain controll over their youth, education is denied children until they begin to loose these "Teeking" abilities. The pr-teen main character, becomes embroiled in kidnaping,a religious cult, deception and revelation in her efforts to find the whereabouts of the boy who secretly taught her to read.
This report prepared by Chris Sandstedt








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena    -   state secrets Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis    -   can fly

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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