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Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1) Confession I waited too long to read this book The little snatches of writing style I had seen didn t look that good, and the description gave me the suspicion that it would be The Same Old Story I was happily wrong and discovered one of the best fantasies I ve ever read The worldbuilding was really good and not too bizarre It felt almost like somewhere straight out of Alps with hardworking, friendly if slightly quarrelsome neighbors I loved the descriptions of the desolately beautifu Confession I waited too long to read this book The little snatches of writing style I had seen didn t look that good, and the description gave me the suspicion that it would be The Same Old Story I was happily wrong and discovered one of the best fantasies I ve ever read The worldbuilding was really good and not too bizarr 1.99 Kindle sale 12 7 16This is a favorite comfort read, and a delightful older middle grade younger YA fantasy that was nominated for a 2006 Newbery Award Miri is a teenage girl living in a small, simple mountain village, where everyone makes a living quarrying a lovely marble rock that is found only on their mountain It s a sometimes harsh life, with everyone kind of scraping to get by, but filled with love and close friendships One day the simple life ends the priests of their country 1.99 Kindle sale 12 7 16This is a favorite comfort read, and a delightful older middle grade younger YA fantasy that was nominated for a 2006 Newbery Award Miri is a teenage girl living in a small, simple mountain village, where everyone makes a living quarrying a lovely marble rock that is found only on their mountain It s a sometimes harsh life, with everyone kind of scraping to get by, but filled with love and close friendships One day the simple life ends the priests of their country have divined that the prince is to marry a girl from their village The king s ministers, appalled that their prince needs to marry a rough and unsophisticated village girl, set up an academy, a day s hike down the mountain from the village, and force all the marriageable teenage girls to live there and be tutored for a year, at which point the prince will arrive in great pomp, there will be a dance, and he ll choose his bride.Most of the story follows Miri Sometimes you just want to take a break from endless angst and sexual tension of currently popular both adult and YA books and read something light and inoffensive Princess Academy is an excellent choice for this purpose Although this is an obviously children s book, it is not silly or overly simplistic The fairy tale is very imaginative and teaches many valuable lessons importance of education is among many of them , but never in a preachy way I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found mys Sometimes you just want to take a break from endless angst and sexual tension of currently popular both adult and YA books and read something light and inoffensive Princess Academy is an excellent choice for this purpose Although this is an obviously children s book, it is not silly or overly simplistic The fairy tale is very imaginative and teaches many valuable lessons importance of education is among many of them , but never in a preachy way I thoroughly enjo Overall, the book was well written and appropriate for a young adolescent audience It was certainly not written for someone in my demographic I enjoyed a number of aspects of this book and also a few disappointements Specifically,1 The resolution of the primary conflict who gets to be the princess felt too much like a plot device I can t saywithout giving away the ending that the author threw into the story to avoid a painful conflict between the characters.2 The culture of the moun Overall, the book was well written and appropriate for a young adolescent audience It was certainly not written f The linder quarries on Mount Eskel make for hard labour, but the villagers who mine it wouldn t trade their life for anything The linder stone takes skill to extract in whole blocks from the mountainside, and its qualities enable them to converse without speaking.Fourteen year old Miri wants nothing so much as to join her father and older sister in the quarry But she s small, and her father has forbidden her to set foot in the quarry Instead, Miri tends the goats teases her childhood friend, The linder quarries on Mount Eskel make for hard labour, but the villagers who mine it wouldn t trade their life for a Every now and then I like to read a good children s book, especially if it has a smart heroine Princess Academy was perfect reading for a Sunday afternoon It tells the story of Miri, a 14 year old girl living on a mountain that mines a valuable stone One day, it s announced that the prince will choose his next princess from Miri s village, and all of the girls are sent to an academy to be educated Miri is a spunky girl she studies hard, she tries to make friends and she stands up for the ri Every now and then I like to read a good children s book, especially if it h Had a very long drive ahead of me yesterday, so took this lovely book along to reread it.It was never very surprising to this old reader I could see the plot turns coming a few chapters before they did, but the true pleasure is in the relationships of the families in the mountain village where Miri lives, and of course the relationships of the girls as they develop.This reading, I appreciated how Hale takes the time to give all the girls at least some personality, and some chance to change and Had a very long drive ahead of me yesterday, so took this lovely book along to reread it.It was never very surprising to this ol I really liked it when the girls started pulling together and thinking past the fairytale, deciding that was in their best interest. AUGUST 2012 Just re read technically re listened to this one in anticipation of the sequel coming out this month Loved this book all over again MAY 2007 So the latest books I ve read I haven t exactly enjoyed I mean, I do finish them and everything, so they must have been okay, but it s not like I was ever reaching for my book multiple times a day, binging on pages I ve kind of missed that.But all that changed with Princess Academy Seriously I loved this book I should probably on AUGUST 2012 Just re read technically re listened to this one in anticipation of the sequel coming out this month Loved this book all over again MAY 2007 So the latest books I ve read I haven t exactly enjoyed I mean, I do finish them and everything, so they must have been okay, but it s not like I was ever reaching for my book multiple times a day, binging on pages I ve kind of missed that.But all that changed with Princess Academy Seriously I loved this book I should probably only admit this through the relative anonymity of the Inter Miri Lives On A Mountain Where, For Generations, Her Ancestors Have Quarried Stone And Lived A Simple Life Then Word Comes That The King S Priests Have Divined Her Small Village The Home Of The Future Princess In A Year S Time, The Prince Himself Will Come And Choose His Bride From Among The Girls Of The Village The King S Ministers Set Up An Academy On The Mountain, A


About the Author: Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best selling author of six young adult novels the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland Jan 2012 , companion book to Austenland She co wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel s Reveng Shannon Hale is the New York Times best selling author of six young adult novels the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland Jan 2012 , companion book to Austenland She co wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel s Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig


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