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A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
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Apr 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in August, 2011

For a children’s book it has more complexity than I would've expected. I remember after reading Tiffany Aching’s first book I thought it was just so strange and didn't get what was going on at the end. The climax in this one had a similar sort of the thing going but I understood it better this time around. Maybe it’s because I'm older or that Pratchett explained it easier this time, I don't know.

So here we have Tiffany in the beginning of her witch training and things are not going the way she thought. Things get worse since a Hiver (which is deadly and can’t be killed) seems to be after her, though she doesn't know it. Tiffany is a great character. Her point of view is straight forward but in a unique way. The reader is not only in Tiffany's head so if Tiffany misses something or is in denial we have the Wee Free Men to make there blunt though sometimes strange observations.

The Wee Free Men have to help Tiffany which I’m glad about. I was worried they wouldn’t be a big part in this story since Tiffany was no longer living in the chalk. But we do see them later on and we learn more of their traditions and their beliefs. The Wee Free Men are so funny and bring so much to the story because of it. The whole trying to pass as a person had me laughing and rereading passages.

Definitely worth a try if you into untraditional children fantasy, but then if you are you probably already know about Terry Pratchett.
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Aimee Regina Belle I had the same thought about the end of the first book -- that it was a bit jumbled.

Valerie Yeah, if it wasn't for the first half on the book I probably wouldn't have reading this one, endings influence my impression of the book a lot. I'm glad I read this one though.

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