Reviews - What do customers think about Princess Academy?
Who will the Prince choose? Aug 31, 2008
Miri is a girl who lives on Mount Eskel, which is a territory (not a province) of Danland. The villagers of the mountain don't particularly like lowlanders, which encompasses all people who don't live on Eskel. The lowlanders reciprocate. So it's a surprise to all when Danland's priests draw lots to find out what city the future princess will come from and Mount Eskel is chosen. Miri's not sure that she wants to be a princess, because she'd have to leave her home and live with a bunch of snobby lowlanders (and what if the prince is snobby?). But the choice is taken out of her hands...
I'm not going to spoil the ending, but I will say that it's one of the most surprising, wonderful endings that I've read so far. Buy Princess Academy and see for yourself. And after that, check out Book of A Thousand Days.
I Love it! Aug 24, 2008
I love this book. Read it twice, finally own it. It is a YA book that actually teaches values. You can't go wrong with it or any other Shannon Hale book!
This book was another of Shannon's great work. Jul 1, 2008
This was a great book by Shannon Hale. Her books keep you interested from beginning to end. Great Price too.
Hard Realities in a Soft Fantasy Jun 17, 2008
More a story about work ethic, facing reality, and ability to adapt to changes with whatever talent one posesses, this is a wonderful "fairy tale" for people of any age to read. Rather than the glossy Cinderella pablum that has everyone fast-forwarding to "happily ever after," here the heroine embraces her own physical and character flaws, understands the importance of education, hard work, and communication. She adopts a "one-world" mentality that we must all eventually come to realize; especially our politicians! The title may be unfortunately misleading to our pre-conceived biases, but have faith in Shannon Hale's ability as an author, and you won't be disappointed. It's a can't-put-down page turner.
Enchanting Jun 8, 2008
This was the first book I ever read from Shannon Hale, I really got hooked with her books after reading this one. SHe seems to make things almost believable. THis book shows her talent.