Monday, August 14, 2006
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
This is a great book for readers who like a long, drawn-out fantasy in a world of princes and princesses. You will become immersed in the world of Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, the girl who can speak to birds but who never quite fits into her royal family. When her chance to become a queen is viciously taken from her, she has to struggle to survive, then to prove who she is, then to stop a war. Along the way she learns a lot about life as a peasant, and meets a charming and handsome man who thinks she is only a Goose Girl. Shannon Hale is a great writer and I highly recommend this book to good readers. (I listened to it on CD, and it was fabulous.) We have both the book and CD at OMS, so take your choice.