Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book of a Thousand Days -- Shannon Hale


When Dashti pledges the oath to be a lady's handmaiden, she didn't realize it meant being locked in a tower for seven years and taking a journey that would change the world. Hale's characters are amazingly deep and complex--each of them has their own agenda, motivation, fears, and hopes. There are few writers with such fully fleshed-out characters. The writing style is lyrical, but not overwhelmingly so, and it never loses the freshness of Dashti's voice.

This is a longer novel with an intricate plot-line and may be more difficult for younger readers.

Estimated Reading Level: 6th grade
Grade: A

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