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Shade's Children

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Winner, Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction 1999 Winner, Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association 1998 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
bookgeek

Great!

by bookgeek on Feb 13, 2009

This is one of those great books that is marketed towards children, but is incredibly satisfying to read as an adult. Shade's Children is a post-apocalyptic vision of a world where all children must die on their 14th birthday. It's a great read, the sort of book that stimulates you as much as it stimulates the child you are reading it to. It's a wonderful book: smart, funny, scary. The ending is pitch perfect. Good work, Mr. Nix.

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Crewter

Again, excellence

by Crewter on Jan 19, 2008

I picked this book up not expecting it to be good. I had read about this book and it didn't make it sound interesting...man was I wrong! This was an amazing book! Again, Garth Nix suprised me by how interesting of a book he can write about a completly different subject than the books I had read before. I haveto admitt it wasn't as good as the Abhorsen trilogy, but still an excellent read. Pick it up and read it if you get the chance!

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