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Have Space Suit-Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
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Jul 04, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009
Read in July, 2009

I've been meaning to read the Heinlein juveniles for a long time. This book was really...well, interesting and odd. It is extremely random: Kip's not too bright, so he self-teaches himself until he's a genius - in two years! Then he wins a spacesuit in a soap contest, and gets himself kidnapped by alien space pirates by accident...and it just keeps going. But the more random it got, the more I liked it!

The prose is quite clear, except when it gets obtuse. And I would say that the interest level on plot is about 10-years-old...and then he gets into really dense science. I guess you just have to say, "Well, that's Heinlein!"

I would certainly recommend this to the right kid. But I don't think I can generalize about who that would be until I meet him or her.

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