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Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
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Feb 25, 12

bookshelves: childrens, fantasy, fiction, family, sfpl
Recommended for: children who like fantasy or adults looking for a quick, no-sex fantasy read
Read from February 24 to 25, 2012, read count: 1

Pretty cute, pretty enjoyable, definitely heartwarming. Didn't suck me in as much as I was hoping.

In general the story was great, and I think it would be loved even more by someone in the age group it was actually intended for. I loved her approach to romance (totally age-appropriate, and absolutely nothing else), and the conclusion of the plot (way better than it could have been).

There were a few things that kids might like more than me (stories about flyies getting squashed aren't something I find that amusing). I also found her songs a little strange.

Readability: 4
Writing style: 3
World building: 3
Character development: 5
Enjoyed: 4
Learned something: 0
Personal appeal: 3
What I expected: 3
Edition read: 4
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