Top positive review
An Adult novel -- though suitable for and enjoyable by Young Adults.
on May 3, 2014
I first read the Dragonriders of Pern series as an adult a couple of decades ago. I'm now doing a re-read, and after all this time, I am still just amazed by the quality of the story.
McCaffrey's skilful blend of science, science fiction, fantasy, strong character development, and intricate plotting makes for a gripping adventure which also examines human nature in all its admirable strengths and deplorable weaknesses.
If you like Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, you might enjoy this one.
If you're looking for an easy, carefree read for pre-teens, this is not it.