Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book Review--Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Every time I read a book by Shannon Hale, I end it thinking, "I want to BE Shannon Hale." I'm giving this book 5 stars because I love her prose. I love how she writes. It's as if she pays special attention to each sentence and makes sure that each sentence is perfect and almost musical.

I really love Miri. I love that she is a strong character and at the same time, isn't sure what she wants until the end. There were times I was able to relate to Miri, thinking back to being in grade school and wanting the friendships I felt I saw other girls having without me, not caring that I was excluded, but at the same time hating it. Then only realizing later that it was partially my own fault for not taking the initiative.

I'm debating reading it to Megan. There is a scene that I think will scare her, but I think in the end, she'll be fine. Especially if we read through it to the end so she can see it ends ok after the scary stuff.


Wade, Jenny, and Girls said...

I agree. Simply LOVE Shannon Hale.

Alice Jane said...

I loved this book too! So cute. I like Shannon Hale, however, I was not a fan of Austenland at all! I am way to Molly Mormon I guess.

JerieH said...

I love this book! I even have extra copies for gifts because I loved it soooooo much!

Kristine said...

Deb I totally love this book too. I have tried to read all of her books I can. I might read it to my girls as soon as we finish up the Laura Ingalls books.
How is your new location?

Mary said...

I just read Austenland and loved it! I'm excited to read more of her books.