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The story being told here is one of Shamira, a blind teenage girl living in a colony on Mars. Her parents are part of the Elite Security Force and, as a result, she is also in training for the same job. She has super-human strength and agility.
The positives for me in this book were that was was full of action and the story really did have twists and turns in it that kept me guessing. It’s written for a very young teen (I’d even argue 8-10 if it weren’t for a little bit of harsher language and some violent scenes). The story is told in such a way that I could easily imagine it being read out loud.. or told as a story being made up as you go along.
There were some inconsistencies that really started to bug me, however. Shamira’s blindness is used only for the first portion of the book, but things are left unexplained – such as how she could use her computer to get information and how, after her sight being restored, she was able to read and recognize objects from a distance. I think I would have liked the story more had Shamira’s eyesight not been restored and her kick-butt actions taken place in spite of that handicap.
The character development of Shamira was otherwise solid. She knew who she was and remained consistent throughout the story. There’s a good message in the book about family relationships and overall, the story was a wholesome one.
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