Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Book of A Thousand Days" by Shannon Hale Book Review

I really enjoyed reading Shannon Hale's "Book of a Thousand Days" which is based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Maid Maleen".  This is a young adult book suitable for 6th/7th graders & up in my opinion.  The main character is a lady's maid named Dashti who chronicles her time spent in service to her lady Saren.  Saren has been locked in a tower by her father for refusing to marry a man that she fears and despises.  The two girls go through a great deal together, both within and outside of the tower.  This is a story of friendship, deep loyalty, honor, love, adventure, magic, mystery, beauty, and sacrifice.  This is one of those books where you can really get immersed in the characters and their lives, both the tedious and exciting parts (parts of the book may seem slow to the reader, but it only adds to the overall experience if you allow it to).  I give this book 4.75 stars.

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