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Eon by Alison Goodman
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Sep 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from January 05 to 07, 2012

The truth is I love everything about dragons and Eastern culture. So, it was certain that I would enjoy a book inspired by China's and Japan's rich mythology and with dragons playing a major role in the plot.

However, Alison Goodman doesn't just describe a fantasy world and its history. She also raises an issue that concerns all of us: self acceptance. The book's protagonist is a girl pretending to be a boy in order to get into a male-dominated field, and the reader from the beginning is in a dilemma: should the truth be revealed or not? Of course, if the truth'll be revealed, Eona will be able to be herself but that won't last long, because the punisment is death.. How much, then, is self acceptance worth?

Eon is a character who will touch the hearts of the readers. But be ready to get angry with him because he is not a perfect character- on the contrary, he makes many mistakes till he realizes how he must act. That's the reason he is true, that's the reason we can identify with him.
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