A Beautiful Friendship

A Beautiful Friendship

Book - 2011
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Twelve-year-old Stephanie Harrington, a genetically-enhanced girl on the pioneer planet of Sphinx, bonds with a treecat, a telepathic and fully sentient animal, putting her in danger from highly placed enemies who want to ensure that the planet remains entirely in human hands.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781451637472
1451637470
Branch Call Number: TEEN FIC WEBER 9254mm 1
TEEN FIC WEBER 9254ag 1
Characteristics: 361 p.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 02, 2017

Enjoyed this YA novel, my first by David Weber. Environmental consciousness theme runs throughout, and the creation of treecats, sentient alien animals/beings who possess telepathic abilities is unique hook for this story. This angle deserved more exploration, but perhaps that's reserved for a "next in the series"...

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bridge1
Nov 09, 2014

A story that shows humans, even in the future, have never learned that the environment and all forms of life that live in it need to be protected, not exploited. A good story of how a few people can make a difference.

This is an upbeat remake of H.Beam Piper's "Little Fuzzy" books from the time of most of this book's readers' great grandparents. A fun read on a basic level and it is good to see David Weber stretching his talents to reach a new market. For something deeper than "good guys are better than bad guys" (not gender specific) you will need to see some of Weber's adult fiction though.

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golfskifool
Feb 27, 2013

Terrifc book; intelligent, civilized, celery eating tree cats and genetically adapted heavy gravity humans. Great vision! Working on the rest of the Honor series too.

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