Monday, December 22, 2008

Princess Academy

I {heart} young adult fiction. Shannon Hale's Princess Academy is no exception. Her story is a quick read about a young mountain girl who is sent off to the Princess Academy, along with all the other eligible young ladies from her town. The joy of this book is that Miri, the main character, uses her brains and fierce determination to improve the lives of everyone around her. It's uplifting and fun.

For whatever it's worth, Shannon Hale also wrote Austenland, about a single women who visits a Jane Austen resort in an attempt to get over her Mr. Darcy obsession. Maybe it's just because I'm not Pride & Prejudice fan, but that book didn't do much for me. Nonetheless, give Princess Academy a try, and let me know what you think!


Mom of Three said...

I really like this book. I read it a couple of years ago. I guess I should have recommended it, eh?

Jenni said...

I really enjoyed Princess Academy and plan on reading it with Sophie soon - neat story! Ummm, you're not a P&P fan?? How can that be??:) I watch the Colin Firth wet shirt scene in slow motion monthly.:)

Mris. Kravitz said...

I also recently read this book, on my 11-year-old daughter's recommendation. Very cute. I really loved the message to young girls of being okay with who you are, but also appreciating opportunities for education and improvement. I definitely recommend it! :)

Dodi said...

I get the Mr. Darcy obsession!! I have the hugest crush on Mr. Darcy you can imagine. I'll have to read the other book you mentioned.

This looks cute. I'll remember this one, perhaps DD1 and I can read it together.