The two one star reviewers are commenting more about them selves than the book. It is a wonderful story and reveals a very different view than "Lord of the Flies." The two together make for a good compare/contrast.
MileHigh’s book reviews
The one star reviewer is commenting on himself. This is a gem of perception. Carl Sagan liked this book so much he used it as a tool in his series "COSMOS." Nuff said.