Rite Of Passage

Rite Of Passage

by Alexei Panshin

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ISBN-13: 9780978907822
Publisher: Fairwood Press LLC
Publication date: 02/19/2007
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 202,107
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Rite Of Passage 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
charcoaldog More than 1 year ago
I will be adding this to my ebook collection and re-reading it soon. I read it when I was a child and have always remembered the story. Remember, it was written in the 60's and reflects the changing times, that women could be anything they wanted. And as far as stealing from Heinlein as another reviewer said, great! I loved all of his books too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book consolidates science fiction with reality in a form that will relate with all readers regardless of age, sex, and race. I would love to see a sequel to this book. Incredible! A++++++++++++++++++++++
ravenword on LibraryThing 3 months ago
One of my favorite works of character-driven science fiction. The narrator of this tale is a precocious twelve-year-old girl, living in a massive spaceship with her family and friends. The novel follows their exciting childhood adventures as well as their preparation for a dangerous planetside coming-of-age excursion. After this event, the novel, like the characters, become more "adult," focusing on political tension between the ship-dwellers and the planet-dwellers, the sharing of resources between the two, and the difficulty of holding a minority opinion. The author, Alexei Panshin, is perhaps best known for being first a great fan and then a strong critic of Robert Heinlein. Bully for him, I say -- Panshin's sensitive portrayal of his little girl / young woman, while not perfect, is preferable to Heinlein's heavy-handed sexist wish-fulfillment. But I digress...
catburglar More than 1 year ago
Captivating; well-written; an excellent coming of age story set in space and on two planets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some books offer glimpses of truth. Some embody wisdom. Rite of Passage does both. This story captures so much of what is really important about growing up, and makes its points without being patronizing or preachy. Best of all, it transcends the tired formulas of "young adult fiction." I loved it once as a great SF story; what a joy to rediscover it as a moving parable on what it means to be human.
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I really dont like si-fi books but this sounds interesting should i buy it? Please help me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very poor attempt to capture the experience of a young woman going through the eponymous Rite of Passage, it takes all the worst lessons from Heinlein's juveniles and then displays an even more leaden ear for language and dialog. Inexplicably overrated by nearly everyone in the sf community, but truly dire.