Tamora never tries to win an award for the most confuscated use of the English language. She never lets language get in the way of her story. She writes her books in a simple, honest way to hook her readers into a fascinating tale. And she succeeds brilliantly in doing so.
In Page, Tamora Pierce ge...more
- Kel's friends, and particularly Neal. From page 13 of the trade paperback: "Neal had taught Kel to know the palace the year before, assisting her with classwork and cheering her worst moods with his tart humor. In return she tried to keep...more
I continue to love this series. This one was the Puberty Book, in which Keladry grows breasts, gets her period, and starts attracting male attention. She's kind of oblivious to it, though, which is amusing. I hope she and Neal get to make out at some point.
Anyway, Kel gets a dog and a maid on the same day. The maid is Lalasa, a timid woman who slowly learns how to defend herself thanks to Kel's persistent teachings. The femini...more
In Page, Kelladry has passed her first year in probation and still has to complete 3 more years of page training to become a squire. She still has her friends, Jump the dog, and Crown and her flock of sparrows, along with Neal, Cleon, Roald and the rest. She has gained a new maid, Lalassa, who is a country girl new to the city. She also has to contend with the conservative squires, who wish her to leave.
I like how K...more
We get all the rest of the years Kel spends as a page in this one story. She matures and has all the complications which that entails including coping with falling in love with Neal and some of her school friends starting to see her in a more romantic vein.
Kel continues to set the moral tone with support from her friends. Well, those...more
-Keladry. She grows on me with each book I read. She’s just such a normal girl trying so hard to prove to everyone that she can be as good as any boy, and she’ll stop at nothing until everyone sees it. She trains harder and longer than the others, and it really shows how dedicated she is to the life of a hero. And in this book, Kel shows that she really thinks those below her should be treated with respect.
-Lalasa. She begins the book as a timid little mouse, and she slowly begins t...more
Kel still has a tough time proving herself to the other male pages and instructors, but it is a bit easier because she has a good entourage of friends. She is also growing up and becoming a woman which only annoys her as she is working so hard to become the best. Kel is obviously the best but because of her upbringing of modesty and silence, she doesn't eve...more
The humor is back! I really love the humor in the Tortall books. Light passes between the pages that make me laugh out loud. It's so easy and natural, too!
Now, there are some crazy happenings in this book alright! Much more eventful than the first. There are a whole lot of characters and Tamora did a better job of weaving them meaningfully into the story. I MEAN THE DEATH OF A CERTAIN IMPERIAL PRINCESS?!?!...more
Aside from all of that, I still don't like Keladry, or think she's heroic at all, even in the scene with Lalasa and the tower.
Keladry's apporach to everything is very one-track minded, follow the book, and very rule and law oriented. She's never CREATIVE or even just flexible about anything,...more
This story is where we truly see how Kel develops her sense of justice and need to protect those who can't protect themselves. Lala...more
Kel goes through puberty (at 12, which seems early for her time period) and immediately starts being interesting to boys--and gets interested right back. I wish we'd gotten more of her training, which is the most interesting part of these books to me. I also wish Kel was a little less perfect.
As for early puberty, well, I know the pains of it myself. To those wh...more
Kel, Neal, and the others are back. Against all the odds, Kel made it to her second year as a page. She's faced with new hardships as she and Lord Wyldon come to an unspoken understanding.
Kel also has decided not to let bullies rule the castle, and she's going to do everything she can to stop it. Her friend circle expands, and she finds that nothing else is more important than her studies and her friends.
Kel really gr...more
My problem with this book though was the pacing. There were a lot of summarizing paragraphs. It's hard to...more
While not my favorite book she's written, I completely enjoyed this one of this series.
WHAT WAS WRITTEN
Keladry of Mindelan, the first girl to apply to train as a knight since Alana the Lioness, is finally a Page. She's finally on equal footing as the rest of her class - equal to the boys in all things. However, she still has three years before she can become a squire and train at the side of an established knigh...more
No longer on probation, Keladry of Mindelan is back training as a Page and still righteously protects those weaker and smaller. She saves both a dog, Jump, and a timid servant girl, Lalasa. The bullies, Joren and his gang, are also back in action but Kel isn't taking any of that lying down.
The only problem I have with this series has to do with Kel's...more
Page is really a continuation of the problems, situations, and activities predominant in the first Protector of t...more
I'm just falling more and more in love with Kel and this series. I should definitely have made it a point to read all of Tamora Pierce's Tortall books before now. Page wraps up Kel's next three years of training on her path to becoming a knight, and it expands upon many of the ideas that were introduced inFirst Test.
Kel has made it through her "probationary" year as a page and won the right to continue training for knighthood, but her struggles aren't over and there are still people who want to...more
Page picks up not long after First Test. It's Kel's 2nd year training to be a knight, and she's no longer on probation for being a girl. It would have been really easy f...more
I return to my regularly scheduled profile:
Though I would love to join gro...more
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Kel eyed her friend. "You do look yellow around the edges," she told him, her face quite serious. "I hadn’t wanted to bring it up."
"We daffodils like to have things brought up," Neal said, slinging an arm around her shoulders. "It reminds us of spring.”