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Street Magic by Tamora Pierce
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Aug 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, fiction, novels, ebooks
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: Kandice
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

I liked this book where Briar, the student, becomes Briar the teacher. Tamora Pierce is known for her strong female protagonists in her young adult high fantasies and she's unapologetic about that. I've seen her state more than once that little boys and young men have enough fictional heroes they can identify with, but young woman not so much. Briar and this book therefore is unique among Pierce's novels in that the focus is on a male protagonist. Briar has the roughest background among the four friends that are the focus of the four Circle of Magic books--those should be read first. As a former "street rat" he knows the ways of the streets and gangs where he finds the young stone mage he mentors. His student Evvy is an appealing character in her own right and is the subject of a sequel, Melting Stones.

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