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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
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Aug 15, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, series, fantasy
Recommended to Holly by: Anne Osterlund
Read in November, 2009

I was incredibly startled at how much I enjoyed this book. It jumps right into the action and it was a little hard for me to understand, but it didn't take too terribly long to get a handle on the situation.

Katsa is such an amazing character. She's awesome, she's flawed, she doesn't understand herself or her limitations at times, and she's pretty selfless. She was like a real person.

Same goes for Po. I instantly liked him the same way he pretty instantly trusted Katsa. It actually probably took me longer to trust her than him. Not that I thought Katsa was bad, but seeing Po through her eyes allowed me to like him better.

There were some things about Graceling that teens can really relate to and I liked that. It's so much fun to read a book where the characters are feeling the same things you feel instead of those characters that seem like a god in disguise.
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Quotes Holly Liked

Kristin Cashore
“Perhaps I can stay by the fire and mend your socks and scream if I hear any strange noises.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Kristin Cashore
“I'm not going to wear a red dress," she said.
"It would look stunning, My Lady," she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Kristin Cashore
“Something caught in her throat at this second thanks, when she'd threatened him so brutally. When you're a monster, she thought, you are thanked and praised for not behaving like a monster. She would like to restrain from cruelty and receive no admiration for it.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Reading Progress

10/29/2009 page 80
11/02/2009 page 242
51.38% "This book is AMAZING!"

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Ilana Yes! I love this book!

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