Monday, December 2, 2013

The Galactics by Everett Peacock

This was a lovely novel for young adults that steps out of the norm for the genre. Yes, there are teenagers with powers, but the story is much deeper than the average teen story. There are layers and layers of meaning behind this clever novel.

The writing, as in all of Peacock’s books, is crisp and clear. It never gets in the way of the plot or the character development. The story itself is quick-paced, so that you never find your mind wandering as you read. The dialogue really helps with this, since it is full of quirky teen sayings that had me laughing out loud. The way the author handles the meaning behind the story is also very clever, since he walks the fine line of not being preachy, which can sometimes happen in YA books that are meant to teach lessons. This one easily avoids that while still making the wanted impact on the reader.

If you are looking for a novel that will leave you smiling and wondering what’s going to happen next, then this one is for you.

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