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Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt
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bookshelves: fiction-fantasy-sci-fi, medieval-medievalesque

I used to love this book as a middle-schooler, when I first found it. It was like Robin Hood meets all the wuxia stories I heard about as I grew up, where girls disguised themselves as guys and explored, and made differences in the world where they could. It was refreshing to read a story like this, in English. ^_^
But then I read the other Kingdom novels. And eventually, a few months ago, I reread Jackaroo. And all of a sudden, though it was still a refreshing scenario, the story, the writing, the adventure, no longer gave that big of an impact. It's a light read, especially in comparison to the other Kingdom novels. If I wanted my friend to read the Kingdom series, I wouldn't recommend this as the first book. Probably the last.
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May 29, 2010 – Shelved
May 29, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction-fantasy-sci-fi
May 29, 2010 – Shelved as: medieval-medievalesque

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