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Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis
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Oct 05, 2009

really liked it
Read in September, 2009

The official reviews list this as a grade 9-12 read but if it had been available I would probably have read it in the 6th.

The tale is a Scheherazade style tale of a tale told to forestall certain death. The story is well written, weaving together past and present, bringing the reader in as a viewer of the story as the young bride crafts a tale to persuade her young admirer to rescue her.

It layers Indian history, culture, and mythology, into a story of a powerful man who will kill to preserve his face (not an unusual twist) because his bride, while beautiful and sweet, is not "pure" in that she is not a virgin.

The story flows well, and does something very unusual - it ties up all the subplots. Tigers and lions and bears oh my....
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