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The Ancient One by T.A. Barron
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Sep 10, 2009

really liked it
Read in September, 2009

I have read this book several times. I tend to wait until I have forgotten the end or at least parts of the middle before reading it again. Since I've probably read it 4 times now (over a 15 year span), it probably merits more stars. That being said, its probably close to 3.25 stars in terms of writing and creativity for an adult. However, the twist with the Native American culture and the time travel adventure make the book quite enjoyable. Further, its written for young adults and I think I read it for the first time in sixth grade. That makes the evaluation scale skewed. For an adult, keep in mind it was written for middle schoolers and enjoy it. For young adults, the story and message are quite good.

I recommend this to the eco-friendly fantasy lover as a good quick read. Fantasy purists may find the beginning slow and the overall book heavy on ecological concerns.
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