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The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
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Dec 27, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2008

I could hardly have wished for a better Christmas present to myself than reading this book. I didn't want it to end (and yet I couldn't bear to slow down to make it last longer), and when it was over I found myself looking forward to reading it again.

Harrison made me really care about her characters (especially George, who is gentle, reserved, and damaged without being in the least wimpy or contemptible), and although I could sort of mistily foresee where the story was going in the end, the journey always kept me guessing. Really well done.

With lovely writing and an unpredictable plot but a classic fairy-tale feel, The Princess and the Hound reminds me of everything I loved about Robin McKinley's short story collection The Door in the Hedge (which is my favorite McKinley book). I'm really looking forward to the sequel.

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