Author: Shannon Hale

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale

Ridiculously, Hilariously Awesome! I am not familiar with the Marvel universe, but if Squirrel Girl isn’t a recognized superhero, she should be! Doreen is 14 years old, and was born with a tail. She and her parents have recently moved, and Doreen just wants to make some friends. There are three cliques in her school and none of them really want her to join them: the Skunk Club (juvenile delinquents), Somebodies (the popular girls), and LARPers (Live action role players). Fortunately, Doreen makes friends with […]

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy  by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy is written for 9 to 11 year old girls and I think it absolutely hits that target reader. As an adult reader, I thought the story moved a little slowly at times, but that is a reflection of life on Mount Eskel—and most middle grader readers won’t even notice. Although learning to be a princess and the unexpected win of the underdog are common plot scenarios in a lot of middle grade fantasy stories, in this book it felt fresh and new. I […]

July 6, 2007 | 5 Comments
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