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The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
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May 14, 12

bookshelves: young-adult-lit
Read in May, 2012

Harry Crewe is different from her Homelander people. Her father recently passed away, her mother died several years before, and so she was shipped off to stay with a family that her brother arranged for on the very edge of the Homelands property. Damar has very little to endear itself to many people. In fact most hate the hot sun that glints off the sand. The winter months consist of steady rain for three months. Nothing about this landscape is loveable to the green prone Homelander, yet Harry loves is. She loves the sun; she loves the mystery about it. The distant Hillfolk that live in the mountains past the desert seem odd and distant until one day the come to have a meeting with Harry's foster father. Life skyrockets after this point, magic, and a new culture collide in Harry as she's still grasping what she really wants and what truly will make her happy. Fun filled romance and adventure.
I enjoy this book for its unique story. It is very hard to guess ahead. It has a few twists that keep the reader on their toes, and overall it is very captivating. McKinley has an interesting way of writing that takes some time getting used to. Her detail is prominent and she can create a world of excitement. There are no things in this book that make it questionable.
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