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Reader reviewed by Trillian

I actually enjoyed this book more than I expected. The title and cover put me off a little but the plot summary caught my attention so I thought I'd give it a try. 

The main character, Miri, has wonderful depth, making you care about what happens to her. The descriptions are detailed enough that you can imagine the village and the academy without being over the top. The back-story is interesting and the concept of the plot is well thought out and written. 

This is definitely a book that falls in the fantasy genre rather than the fluffy romance genre which first impressions may suggest. A recommended read.


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not your typical princesses
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Reader reviewed by mearley

Girls from a rural community are chosen to attend an academy for training to become the next princess of the land. Competition is fierce, but one young lady discovers a talent that just may save the land.

Another great fairy tale from Shannon Hale. This one is original, not based on Grimms. Don't dismiss it as a fluffy princess book; the characters are interesting and well-written.
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I can see why this won the Newberry
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Reader reviewed by Jessica M.

The story is about a small, fourteen year old girl named Miri, who has always wished to be useful. She gets her chance when she is among several girls to attend a princess academy, because the prince has to choose a bride from Miri's mountain home. She makes friends along the way and realizes that she is useful in just being herself. I thought this book would be girly and I was happy to discover that it was not. It might not be my favorite book, but it is still a good read.
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i loved it
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Reader reviewed by chick box

this book was just amazing. i loved shannon hales the goose girl and enna burning. this one was just as good. Shannon takes you to another world.

Miri and all the other lowlander girls have the chance to marry the prince. they are sent off to an academy to learn how to be a princess. Miri learns a lot of things...will the prince fall in love with her?
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