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Fledgling
     

Fledgling

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by Octavia E. Butler
 

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ISBN-10: 1583226907

ISBN-13: 9781583226902

Pub. Date: 10/15/2005

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and

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Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583226902
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
622,514
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Fledgling 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recomend this book to everyone. It is not only a book about vampires it is a book about getting justice. Shori may only look to be a child but is well beyond her years. Even though she has no memory of anything or anyone, she tends to get thing very easily when shown.(All except people and places) I truely enjoyed this read. It wasn't hard to follow and when you pick it up you want want to put it down. So give it a try, I promise you want be disappionted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't help feeling a little sorry for the humans who, seduced by the euphoria derived from a vampire's bite, submitted to a life of servitude for the particular vampire who had delivered the bite as well as the entire community (family) of vampires in O. Butler's final novel, Fledgling. I can not honestly say that this book is the author's best work or a 'must read' but it does give a different twist to the portrayal of the relationship between humans and vampires.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After much hemming and hawing about whether or not I wanted to read an Octavia E Butler novel, I decided to give it a shot with Fledgling--and I am so glad I did!! What a wonderful take on the vampire narrative. It has a very clean and fresh perspective, and uses a plain-written English that I found to be by far more moving and enticing than anything that the so-called queen of the vampire tales, Anne Rice, has ever produced with her long, convoluted passages and descriptions. I felt very much being sucked into their world--no pun intended. If you are looking for a new twist on an old idea, pick up this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say that this is probably the best vampire book I have read. It brings a whole new meaning to the idea that vampires do have their rules, and that they do not just feed and kill. It was killing suspense in some parts and then in other parts, it taught you the truth. It let you live in the story amongst them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago