The story is unexpected. Just when I thought I knew where it was going I was surprised. It read to me as YA since the main character is in high school and there's the teen struggle of angst. But that doesn't overshadow his bravery or resourcefulness. Also it is refreshing that it isn't another play on Star Trek. The ending didn't disappoint. The reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's written in third person omniscient and the transitions in thoughts are awkward making it jarring to read in placing. But it's a hopeful story that I recommend to anyone with an imagination.
I thought that Descoteaux's writing was knowledgeable and original and I thoroughly enjoyed his work. His novel is not only appropriate for science fiction fans, but for anyone who enjoys books that discuss prejudice and the crisis that is currently a major issue within our society. I love seeing so many novels examine this conflict and Descouteaux has written a novel that I feel is original and stands out in his chosen genre. I urge anyone who likes science fiction to read this novel as it is easy to understand and enjoy, and I have to say that it is one of the better novels that I have reviewed recently.
Great Science Fiction Novel that Examines Contemporary Issues. Unexpected and gripping. I wasn't totally sure what to expect reading this bit to be honest if there was another I would read that one too. Sci fi mixed with adventure, rejection, and everything else managed to make an excellent story.