A Wizard of Earthsea is a classic fantasy, and Ursula Le Guin is one of the master storytellers of our age. I have enjoyed her books immensely, including this series. Adults and youth alike will find this book suspenseful, gripping and filled with rich detail. Le Guin ranks in the top ten "world builders." The characters and issues of her books are realistic and complex even though set in other worlds. Lots of material for discussion and reflection! Cudos to the Big Read Committee for a great selection!