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Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
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Apr 09, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: newbery, tween, middle-grade, friendship, adventure
Read in April, 2012

This book is neither precious nor girly, as the title and cover seem to imply. At the titular Princess Academy, the girls of a remote mountain village mainly learn how to read and how to act like ladies. They also learn history, commerce and,incidentally, they discover a strange magical ability that all mountain people have. There's a lot of action (the academy is stormed by bandits!) and drama (who will be chosen as the princess?) and a good lesson in how knowledge is power. The lead character, Miri, is at times an outcast, a hero, ostracized and loved. There are two sweet little romance subplots, too.

I'm excited to read the sequel when it comes out this summer!

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Lindi A sequel? Awesome!!

Michelle Young I loved this book too, and was also pleasantly surprised that it was not as super girly as was implied. The character of Miri was compelling. Thanks for letting us know there's an upcoming sequel!

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