Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Princess Academy

This darling book by Shannon Hale is an award-winning Newberry Honor book. It straddles the line between a children's book and a YA book, but at 314 pages, you'll most likely find it in the YA section of your library. It is appropriate for young girls starting around 5th grade.

Part fairy tale and part fantasy, the book follows Miri, a young mountain girl who is sent to the Princess Academy where one of the girls will be chosen to marry the prince. Although it took me a few chapters to get into the book, the story is delightful in every way.

Hale, a friend and (fellow LDS author) of Stephenie Meyer, recently released an adult romance, Austenland, which Meyer has called her favorite book of the summer. I've got it ordered from B&N because I didn't want to wait in the library queue. I'm excited to check out the Goose Girl series, also by Shannon Hale.

Highly recommended.


Kayla said...

I am loving your queue. I picked up Princess Academy at the library the other day, and I really enjoyed it. The print was large and so the 314 pages just flew by. The Goose Girl series looks inviting also.

But next I think I off to try the Great Stone Gap.
Question: Which are the others in that series and their order?

Tricia said...

Hey, I'm glad you liked it! I picked up Goose Girl the other day, so it is sitting on my nightstand.

The four books in the Adriana Trigiani series are:
Big Stone Gap
Big Cherry Holler
Milk Glass Moon
Home to Big Stone Gap

I also recommend everything else that she has written, except for Rococo.