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Alanna by Tamora Pierce
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Jan 06, 08

bookshelves: before-high-school, for-children, fantasy, for-young-adults, multiple-read, fiction
Read in January, 1995

The books in Pierce's Song of the Lionness series were my favorite books of all time until probably around middle school. However, I didn't read Book 1 until long after I'd read Books 2-4--because when I first found In the Hand of the Goddess, I was only in second or third grade and it was shelved with the last two books in the young adult section and I hadn't figured out how to use the Dewey decimal system yet to find the first one, which was shelved with in the children's section. True story. I think what I liked most about the books was that they were about a girl I could relate to--that I wanted to relate to, because she was brave and adventurous. Girl-knights, magic, adventure--maybe not the stuff of great literature, but enough to spark my child's imagination. I would check these books out of the library multiple times in a year so I could read them one more time.

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