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Hopscotch by Kevin J. Anderson
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Dec 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: rainy-day-books, sure-to-be-classics, make-me-want-to-write, science-fiction

I read this in sixth grade. Okay, probably not the best time to read it, but even then I was hooked.

Let's start with the world: it's been done. It really has. Body-swapping stories are common fodder in science-fiction, and this is without doubt science fiction.

What's really striking, though, is the seriously messed-up folks that it follows along the way to the end. Sure, there's interest, there's a good bit of social interaction, but you find yourself uneasy about the main characters, and that's when a book really pays off for me. Is it noble to switch bodies continually just to work continuously on your art and allow yourself to sleep, or is it detrimental and horrendous, or is it both?

Definitely a book to take a look at, whether your first, second, or tenth look.

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