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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Goose Girl


I have been bitten by the reading bug. Ever since I picked up Twilight a couple months ago I haven't been able to keep myself away from books. I have been just loving it too. I use to read all the time, always trying something new; but unfortunately I haven't picked up a book (except for Harry Potter) in a while. During this new reading phase I have been going through, I have discovered a delightfully sweet book by Shannon Hale called, "The Goose Girl", which is a retelling of a Grimm's Brother story.

"The Goose Girl" is a wonderful fairytale about a princess named Ari and her story of betrayal, strength, and resilience. With her mother sending her off to a far away land to marry in a strange place. Unfortunately she is betrayed by those closest to her and has to escape with her own life. With trying to figure out a plan as to how to get home, find her soon-to-be husband, and unmasking the traitors, she stumbles across friends, lessons, and talents that she never knew she had.

This is a fun sweet read that had a plot that kept me always wanting to know more about Princess Ari and her world. With pages filled with their history, tradition, and mystical legends I was constantly smiling and having my mind filled with beautiful painted images. After reading "The Goose Girl" I am really excited to read more by Shannon Hale: Book of a Thousand Days, Rapunzel's Revenge, Enna Burning, Princess Academy, and River Secrets.

You can find "The Goose Girl" for around $4 on amazon.com.

18 comments:

  1. My daughter is reading Princess Academy and she loves it. I'll have to give it a look-see. Thanks.

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  2. If you have to be bitten by a bug, the reading bug is definitely best.

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  3. I've been on the same fiction binge since Twilight. Book of a Thousand Days is one of my new favorites.

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  4. I love to read. Even children's books can be a nice escape from the craziness of life. Have you read the Eragon books? They're really good.

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  5. I bet my older daughter would like this. We are always on the hunt for new books--thanks :)

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  6. can i skip twilight and just read this??

    please?

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  7. I've read Goose Girl, Enna Burning, and The Princess Academy. All great stories. The Princess Academy is probably my favorite. Every 11 year old girl should read Shannon Hale books. They are all about young girls finding self-worth and a purpose in life. Great for the self-esteem.

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  8. I have started reading Goose Girl but have had to put it aside. I have 3 other books that I'm reading right now too. I don't know what my deal is. But Twilight defiently got me reading again. And I keep reading that series. Breaking Dawn is one of the 3 I'm reading right now, for the 3rd time.

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  9. Can I recommend another good series for you? It starts with These is My Words. there are three total in the series. Your gonna love them!

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  10. Ooh I might have to pick up a copy! I'm always listening to others reviews to see if there is a great book I should be reading!

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  11. I haven't been bitten by the Twilight bug yet. lol

    Thanks for the books...I'm always looking for new ones. :)

    ~melody~

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  12. I loved Goose Girl too. And it made me want to read others of Shannon Hales. I think I have read them all except her most recent, Repunzel's revenge. They are great girl books!. Goose Girl was my favorite though.

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  13. I shoudl probably take a break from bloggin to read!

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  14. I'm going to have to try Twilight. Everyone I know says how good it is!!

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  15. I too have been biten by the Twilight bug.
    Who knew I would fall in love with a vampire?
    I certainly didn't see that coming.
    Thanks for the reading suggestions.
    I do need to read more and type less.
    Okay, I just need to do both.

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  16. I haven't heard of that book and am always looking for new material. Did u love Twilight? JAcob or edward? :)

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  17. I too have been avidly back into reading after the Twilight books and will have to add this one to my list of 'next-to-read' novels.
    Thanks

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