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Permeable Borders, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Book Review | SFReader.com
Permeable Borders, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Fairwood Press Published: 2012 Review Posted: 7/1/2014 Reviewer Rating:
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Permeable Borders, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Book Review by Bill Johnson
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As far as the system was concerned, Zita Wilson came into existence one September morning at 8:56 AM when she was about two and a worker found her on the welcome mat at the Social Services Offices.
At eighteen she got out from under the system's scrutiny, but she couldn't escape the sense that she needed more than the food, shelter and the care, rough and tender but never permanent, that the system had given her.
Ten years and eight moves later, she arrived in Spores Ferry, Oregon. (Permeable Borders, Key Signatures, pg 12, Hoffman)
Permeable Borders is book of short stories, several of which deal with characters that have special powers such as Matt, a young girl who can read other peoples thoughts and lives on the street. Matt can talk to inanimate objects such as houses and uses this gift to unlock doors to houses that are vacant where she can find shelter for the night.
Other characters such as Julia have the gift to see and hear ghosts who she tries to help find their way.
Another character in the book is a musician who helps a ghost who died as young girl find her parents who had died shortly before her.
I rate this book five stars. The only thing I didn't like about it was that some of the stories ended way too soon.
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