by Shannon Hale
Based on the fairy tale of the same name, the novel follows Anidori-Kiladra (Ani), a young princess who, after her father’s death, is sent to meet and marry a neighboring prince with whom a marriage has been arranged. Along the way, Ani is betrayed by her handmaid who replaces and attempts to kill Ani. Ani must, by way of her kind personality and supernatural gifts of communication with animals and control of winds, find a way to survive and eventually reclaim her life.
This book is awesome. It started off with a young girl trying to be perfect, along the way she learns how to be her own person and embrace herself. With lots of twists and turns along the way, you need to be prepared for huge surprises. This is definitely a great book for KS3.
By Hannah Dyson 8HS