Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce - 241 pages
The Song of the Lioness Quartet - book 1

Alanna has always wanted to be a knight.  So when her father decrees that she should be sent to the convent she switches place with her twin.  He goes to the convent to learn magic while she goes to court to learn to be a knight.  It will be difficult hiding her identity and learning to keep up physically with the other male pages, but she is determined to make her dream a reality.

I first read this book back in high school when it was first published.  It was considered one of the first girl empowering fantasy series for teens.  I wanted to see if it held up to today's books.  The story was still as good and engrossing as I remember.  And for the most part, the girl power was fairly well done.  There were only a few times that I thought it was a tad dated in its views.

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