- Published: New York : Bloomsbury Childrens, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Description: 321 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 740
- Self-confidence -- Fiction.
- Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
- Sex role -- Fiction.
- Telepathy -- Fiction.
- Mountains -- Fiction.
- Fantasy fiction.
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Princess Academy : palace of stone
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Call number: Y Fiction / Hale, Shannon
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, West Youth
Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.
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Like Princess Academy, this story starts out somewhat simply and (you think) predictably....and then completely turns your expectations on their heads. I loved it.
This story does have a princess in it (not the heroine, though), as well as scholars, revolutionaries, and wonderful discussions of politics and ethics. Since there really isn't any sex, and the violence is subdued, I think this book would be great for kids (mostly girls) ages 10+. Younger readers may not get as much out of it as older ones, but the plot revelations, complex characters, and detailed medieval-style fantasy world will be good for them. Definitely recommended.
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