The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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This book was absolutely phenomenal. It is a character driven novel that deals with a lot of real world issues such as war, ethnocentrism, racism and choosing your family. This book is told from varying perspectives and so you get to love every single character. There was one character that I did not really like (I am pretty sure it was meant to be like that) but by the end of the novel I loved him.

This book focuses on the wayfarer and its crew who get a job going to another planet where the occupants are quite unfriendly. This book focuses on the crews relationship with one another and the way the author portrayed those relationships was absolutely beautiful.

I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book because I am not a huge sci-fi fan but I think that the reason I liked it so much was because it was so character driven and focused more on the relationships of the characters than it did about them being in space and dealing with all types of sci-fi topics.

I think that if you aren’t a someone that likes novels that are character driven you probably will not enjoy this book. However, if character driven novels are your thing you should definitely give this a chance even if you are not a huge sci-fi fan.

The only issue I had was that you are kind of thrust into the world without any real explanation of some of the technology they had. The longer you read the more you tend to understand but, initially, it was a tad bit confusing.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and can’t wait to read the second novel.


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