So this story starts off pretty, well, slow. It then suddenly escalates into action very abruptly and without much warning. However, the plot twist at the end where the main character learns that he is in fact an alien that was born to help a race of aliens breed with another race to absorb the second race's mind powers, was interesting, however, it wasn't very mind blowing. Throughout the entire book it is hinting at this possibility.
Another thing that I didn't particularly like about this novel was the excerpts from another authors book. I felt that this could have been made into either the introduction, or just included at the end. The story really didn't benefit from these excerpts. It also seemed very amateur-ish and very simplistic despite the fact that it was written for an older audience which I assume based on the graphic nature of the language and descriptions.
Some of the things I did like about it were the paths of discover throughout the book. Not only was the character discovering things about himself, but the reader also discovers things about the characters, and well it allows the reader, if they can get into the story, to question their view on reality. Maybe if a younger person read this novel (like a 7th or 8th grader), after it has been edited somewhat for graphic language, the point would be better accepted.
Unfortunately, overall, I don't feel as if I would pick this story up and read it again. and thus, I only gave it two stars.
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