Saturday, May 18, 2013

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone

By: Shannon Hale

In the sequel to The Princess Academy, Miri, Peder, and several other girls from Mount Eskel have the opportunity to travel to Asland, the capital city.  While there, the girls will stay at the castle and help prepare for Britta's wedding, Peder will apprentice with a stonecutter, and Miri will be able to attend school. While there, Miri finds out about a brewing rebellion hoping to help provide for the poor.  However, this new cause will force Miri to make some difficult choices.

Mrs. Senechal says:
I was so glad to find a sequel to the original book!  The author does a great job of describing the city of Asland and contrasting it with what the characters are used to in their simple village on the mountain.  I really enjoyed the many tough issues that Miri had to think through, and it reminded me that many challenges are more complicated then you might realize.  I'm looking forward to reading more books by Shannon Hale!

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