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Natural Selection


Malinda Lo

The action in this story flashes between Earth, where the lead character was a middle school student, and a planet called Kurra, where she is about to go through the traditional coming-of-age ceremony. It is set in the same universe as a couple of longer books by the same author, but this well-written story stands on its own, exploring themes about growing up. I liked the characters, enjoyed the writing, and am intrigued by the universe in which the story is set, so the longer books are now on my to-read list, too.

Favorite Thing: 
The descriptions details of the culture on the planet Kurra
Natural Selection
Book Length: 
Part of Series: 
Short story/novella related to a series of long books
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