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First Light by Rebecca Stead
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Mar 13, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: sf, 2010, suspense, first-half-of-2010, younger-teens, realistic
Read from June 09 to 19, 2010

Stead is a fine writer. But this is the book she was cutting her teeth on. The narrative is often unclear and always uneven. The message feels forced and heavy handed. The characters are unrelatable and one-dimensional. Stead, however, is graceful and fluid. Her writing is simple yet entoxicating. The problem her is her storytelling, not her writing.

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