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First Test by Tamora Pierce
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Jun 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, novel, prose, library, fantasy, young-adult
Read from April 26 to May 03, 2013

I basically fell in love with Kel *instantly* and can't wait to read the rest of this series. It was fairly predictable, storywise, but nicely done with a lot of engaging characters.
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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin I like these, but don't love them the way I love the Alanna books and the Beka books. I do, though, really like that Pierce is telling stories that go beyond the "first (and only) girl" trope. I mean, the _second_ person is interesting too, and she really shows Kel connecting & beginning to lead a broader social movement, whereas Alanna wasn't (and maybe couldn't be) as conscious of that.

Caroline  Alanna's great but I think Kel is even more my character type, with stoicism and insider/outsider status and hatred of bullies. I cried actualfax tears when she gave her indignant speech about how knights should use their power to protect people weaker than them.

message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin Yes, she is absolutely all those things :)

message 4: by Just_ann_now (new)

Just_ann_now This sounds right up my alley. Thanks!

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