Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Kin by Peter Dickinson

In Neolithic Africa, the Moon hawk clan suddenly finds themselves driven from their home by murderous strangers. The clan leader takes what remains of the clan on a search for a new home, but is forced to leave the young and weak children behind to fend for themselves in the desert. For two older children, Suth and Noli, this is unacceptable. They go back to rescue the stranded children and are now faced with the enormous struggle for survival in the barren wasteland of the desert.

This epic adventure of these children's struggles to find a new home is one that the reader will find truly remarkable. This book is well-written and easy to follow while it captures the hardships and triumphs of these children creating an amazing entertaining novel. -Tanya j.

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