Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce


Being a girl, I've always been told that girls can do anything that boys can do.

Alanna takes that saying very seriously when she decides to switch places with her twin brother and go off and live the very hard life that is training to become a knight for the realm of Tortall. Knowing that if she even mentioned the desire to become a lady knight she would be faster sent to become a lady to rid her of any such desires, which is how she comes up with idea of switching places (do all twins do this at one time or another?).

Inspiring: That is how I found this book. Keep in mind that I do not condone lying to achieve ones goal. I do however know what it feels like to have a dream and going for it with all your heart because you know that you are doing what you love. Alanna will inspire any girl to go for those dreams even if it might not be the dream that society wishes her to have.

Alanna is such a great and spunky character that I automatically felt a connected to her only a few pages in. She, with the help of the realms prince, a city thief (who is considered a king in his own right), and a man at arms (a guard) learns that even though she is a girl, girls can be just as legendary as boys can (maybe even more).

This is a great book that young girls should read. I felt like the main message was to always follow your dreams and not let what society thinks of you hinder you in any way, shape or form.
I have given this book   
Highly recommend this book for pre-teen girls (especially), but any girl any age should give it a read.

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