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A human civilization on the planet Tigris developed a mutation where young children gain telekinetic powers (called teeking). When this first occurred, civilization collapsed into anarchy, but then the children involved lost their abilities when they hit puberty. Now, years later, civilization has been restored, but not to its previous level. There are no computers or space travel yet. Young children are sent to communal hives at age 5 where they work for society, then when they lose their powers as teenagers they begin their "normal" education (learning to read, etc.). There is an informal "us" vs. "them" mentality, where the adults are scared of the children, but so long as they are under control via the hive system, all is good.
A Coming of Age is essentially a science fiction detective novel. A 5-year old boy is kidnapped, and the police get involved. Add a teenage teeker who's dreading her upcoming loss of abilities, a "prophet" who's amassed an army of children, and a brilliant scientist who's working on a secret project, and you get a decent story.
It's a quick read and the plot is a bit less brilliant than what you'd expect from a top-notch Timothy Zahn novel, which is to say that it's still pretty good. It's worth reading for fans of the author's other work. His haters won't find anything here to change their minds.
Definitely a book to buy when it's on sale. Makes for a pleasurable evening read.