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Saturday, August 29, 2009

REVIEW: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

★★★☆

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life being trained by her aunt to communicate with animals. Ani soon develops the skills of animal speech but is not very comfortable speaking with people. However, her lady in waiting is quite adept at this and lead s mutiny on Ani. Ani is on a journey to be married in a foreign land when this mutiny occurs. Ani escapes but is unable to persuade anyone into helping her. She manages to become goose girl for the king and uses her powers to lead her to her true destiny.

I really enjoyed this book. Ani is very interesting character and Shannon Hale uses the novel to develop her character so that everyone who reads it will love her. I love historical aspect of this novel as well. She accurately portrays the ideals of this time. This book keeps you intrigued from the beginning to the end. The end is slightly predictable but right before you begin to question if it will really end the way you thought it would.

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