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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.
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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


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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