Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Juvenile. Unrealistic. These kids are using idioms that they'd never use under these circumstances; they are talking and acting in ways that make almost no sense at all, and I get the feeling that the reason Card did not care enough to really try is because it is, in the end, a children's short story. And yet, without giving away any spoilers, major events happen here, in this time frame, in this story. Ugh.
Orson Scott Card has taught me to never create an additional title in any series I write that does not deserve a place among the other books. Thank you for this lesson, Card.
Unfortunately, if you're as into the Ender series as I am, this book is important to read. .:sigh:. Don't worry; it's short and you'll be through with it fairly quickly.
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