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Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
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Aug 04, 09

Read in July, 2009

Aerial adventurer Matt Cruse has returned to the skies, only this time his journey will take him into outer space and the stakes are raised: a life will be lost on the voyage. You might say the Airborn series is facing the same challenge of many children's series before it, in that the material gets darker and more sophisticated as it goes along, faster than perhaps the original core readers are quite ready for. For instance, the slightly crushy friendship between Matt and Kate has picked up many more complications along the way and now the pair are facing the marriage question--or at least it's hovering somewhere in the background...which may or may not interest the people hooked on the less lovey-dovey, more Stevenson-esque and boy-friendly feel of the first one. Still, the world Oppel has created is as absorbing as ever. Suited well for Octavian Nothing and Nick of Time readers.

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