I found myself pulled along by the wonderful way Le Guin told this story, and the characters are easy to relate to, especially Ged. The idea of the main protagonist starting his own problems and having to face them himself was not a new one when this book was first published in 1968, nor has it been the most recent, but it is a wonderfully well written, well rounded story which has me impatiently waiting to read the second book in the series, The Tombs of Atuan.
If you enjoy fantasy or adventure stories, I highly recommend this book. Don't not be put off by the fact that it is a young adult book; this only helps to keep the story moving at a pace akin to later YA fantasies like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
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