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Watchstar by Pamela Sargent
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Jul 08, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction, top-10-favorite-fiction, dystopian-future

The second book in this series (Eye of the Comet) was the first book I remember reading as a child. It contributed a lot to my lifelong obsession with reading, and my love for science fiction.

I recently went back and re-read the trilogy. I was afraid they wouldn't hold up to my memories, but as it turns out, they were much better than I remember.

The stories are told simply, on a level that young people could enjoy, but as an adult I can now read between the lines and see the deeper social commentary and human character study, which elevate the books higher than mindless fiction. The series has much in common with another favorite of mine, the Giver series. Both describe dystopian futures with contrasting advanced/primitive cultures. Definitely worth the read.
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Finished Reading
July 8, 2014 – Shelved
July 8, 2014 – Shelved as: science-fiction
July 8, 2014 – Shelved as: top-10-favorite-fiction
July 17, 2014 – Shelved as: dystopian-future

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