Book Reviews of The Beginning Place

The Beginning Place
The Beginning Place
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN-13: 9780765346254
ISBN-10: 0765346257
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Tor Teen
Book Type: Paperback
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I enjoyed this book but was somewhat bothered by the rather graphic scene of the two teens in the book having sex.
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Not the best LeGuin but even less than her best beats many others. Has all the magic of those battles between good and evil and is a quick read.
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While The Wizard of Earthsea was supposed to have been adolescent fiction Beginning Place is, in fact, adolescent fiction. I have a shelf full of Mrs. Le Guin's books but Beginning Place just wasn't my style. However, young readers that are fans of Harry Potter might appreciate this book.
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Not one of her best efforts. It reminded me of Bridge to Tarabithia, with 2 disfunctional people in a "make believe" land figuring out how to coexist with "reality". It's ok, but not fantastic.
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I am not usually a fan of fantasy, but this book grabbed me with the possibility of a colorful, new world hidden away so close to the drab, colorless existence so many of us experience today in the land of strip malls and bland sameness.