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A Coming of Age by Timothy Zahn
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Feb 08, 12

bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy, bloody-brilliant, favorites
Read in January, 1999

I can't even describe how wonderful this book is. In a post-earth world, children are endowed with telekinesis, a power they lose once they hit puberty. Since kids have all the power, great strides are taken to keep them in check, and evil "Oliver Twist-like" people are out to take advantage of their abilities. This book uses that backdrop to evoke the very real bittersweetness of simply GROWING UP. Like all great science fiction, the futuristic settings and fantastical elements are all just a stage to tell a story truer to our own lives. This book is out of print. I had to buy a used copy on Amazon a couple years back. But an amazing read through and through.
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