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The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
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May 24, 2011

really liked it
Read on May 24, 2011

… And they lived happily ever after, *le sigh.* Reading Goose Girl is a breath of fresh air especially after the types of books I’ve been reading lately. It did take me a while to warm up to Ani. She was an absofreakinglute doormat…even the geese bruised her up! I could not get my mind around how pitifully she was treated. Despite that, I still enjoyed this. It’s a sweet fairytale fantasy.

Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? A princess, a prince, and a betrothal. Except it wasn’t that simple as that. The beginning in particular had me very curious about her family. Yeesh, cut throat, weren’t they? But Ani, being the graceful princess that she was, accepts the lot she was dealt with. Again, it was this meek acquiescence that had me iffy about her, (that’s even with her initial protests… because she still did as told!) Then there’s the fact that it is immediately apparent who will cause all her problems. But her complacence makes her blind… another reason for me to gnash my teeth. BUT, it’s a fairytale fantasy… so I went on.. And on and on… and finished it with a smile on my face and little sigh. So even all those misgivings, Ani’s story still drew me in.

Too sweet to pass up! Read!
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Cassi aka Snow White Haggard I thought this book was delightful. And it is a nice change. Sometimes YA can get you in a rut and you need a little big of the magic of goose girl.

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