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When the Tripods Came by John Christopher
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Jun 28, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-books, with-the-pink-tornado

A whiny teenager and tripods. Again. Interesting origin story but the author writes the same, whiny, headstrong teen in every book.
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Diane I read the Tripod books when i was 9 when it was only a trilogy (starting with the White Mountains) and they are what hooked me on SF. this one came later and I read it as an adult for completionist's sake. I reread the others at the same time. They hold up. This one didn't. It is much weaker than the others. I don't recall the kid being whiny though.

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Ian Tregillis I devoured the Tripods trilogy when I was in junior high. But when I went back and reread them 2 or 3 years ago, I didn't enjoy them quite as much. I found the protag less likeable than I remembered.

Didn't know about this one, though-- I might have to read it just for the sake of completion, too...

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