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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
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Oct 12, 09

bookshelves: 2009, fantasy, pre-teen-and-teen
Read in August, 2009

My son has had this book for awhile and has told me to read it several times. I never bothered because I'm through my fantasy fiction stage and have heard Tamora Pierce described a feminist author. I've found that "feminist author" seems to translate to pointless sex scenes. However, Joe doesn't like that kind of thing and liked this one. Also, I was stuck at home due to an injury, my TV crapped out so I couldn't watch movies, and once the drugs kept me from any heavy reading so I decided to give it a try.

I liked it a lot. The world that it's set in is cool. It's also set in a time of great upheaval where people aren't sure what to do. The main character has an interesting ability, but is otherwise believable as a normal kid who's been thrust into extraordinary circumstances. I'd recommend this book to middle-school kids, boys and girls. I think it's mostly the way the growth and maturation of the main character feels organic that sets this book apart from others.
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Jackie "the Librarian" Tamora Pierce is great! I really love her Alanna books, and the Protector of the Small series. I loved Terrier, too, and have the sequel waiting in a stack.
I guess she's a feminist author, in that her protagonists are strong women. But really, she just tells a really good story. I'm not surprised you liked this one, Clackamas.

Clackamas I liked it well enough to order the rest of this set, the Alanna series, Protector of the Small, and the two about Alanna's daughter. They got me through the weeks I was bed-ridden. It's nice to be pleasantly surprised by an author.

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