Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Two Princesses of Bamarre

by Gail Carson Levine

Meryl has always been the more adventurous sister.  The one who is anxious for adventures, loves sword fighting, and above all is always there to protect her sister Addie from trouble of any sort.  But when Meryl falls sick with the plague, it is up to Addie to find the cure that could save her sister.  But can Addie, who has never even had to get rid of a spider, face ogres or dragons or worse?  Will she succeed in saving her sister, or will she end up dead too?

Gail Carson Levine is well known for her entertaining and feel good princess stories, and The Two Princesses of Bamarre does not disappoint.  The story is well written, though predictable, with characters which will draw in girl tweens with their determination to be better than they are.  The book even has a love story in it, making it a great choice for any princess tale loving girl.

Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Age: 6-7th Grade

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