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It has been 8 years since I last read this book as a grade 10 student.
The plot is engaging, the suspense at the end kept me turning pages, the characters are endearing, the whole underlying questions are thought-provoking.
Likely, readers will predict how the book ends; however, the writer's punch is in leaving the reader uncertain about what happens after the last page.
This was the book that opened a whole new world for me as a child and gave me a never ending appetite for the written word, and the power of the imagination, that has served me... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daryll Williams
I love 'old-timey' books like this one, far from the over-polished or over-cooked youth dystopian fiction of today, Chrysalids is rough dirty, and more believable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Edmund
Wyndham at his best, a group of children are forced to conceal their "gift" in a post-nuclear future in which all abnormalities are zealously policed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by beenthere
I've just reread this book, for the eighth or ninth time, probably.
This edition, New York Review Books Classics, is a good one, with only one small proofreading error... Read more
I love this book. I have read it many times. I wore out the paperback. I have it in a small plastic bag to keep it safe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book. It kept me reading and i could see its influence on what came after. Shows how people use religion to justify whatever they want and how destructive it is to rule... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tanmaier