Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce
Published in 2005, Random House for Young Readers
Started February 19, 2006
Finished February 26, 2006
This, my friends, is what reading is all about for me. Fantastic story, the kind that grips you and doesn’t let go until the last word. The kind of story that leaves you in with sniffles and the random tear or too perched on the end of your nose. The kind of characters that feel like best friends and leave you missing their company. The kind of book you hug at the end and wish you could start it all over again as if you had never read it.
I can’t imagine how hooked on this writer’s work I would have been, if I had discovered her when I was 10 years old. I’m almost that hooked now. I really admire Pierce’s writing. She doesn’t talk down to her audience. She has amazingly strong characters, especially her women, who are treated as the equals of men, in battle as in everything. I truly hope my daughter is a reader, for these are the kinds of books I want her reading.