Friday, May 13, 2011
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
This book is a delightful fantasy about Princess Ani, who can communicate with birds and horses, but not very well with people. When her brother is given her place as heir to the crown, and she is sent off to marry a prince in a neighboring kingdom, she learns along the way, that her jealous lady in waiting, along with some conspiratory guards, plan to get rid of her and replace her with the lady in waiting. She manages to escape, learns that she can also communicate with the wind, and learns how the non-noble people live.
She becomes strong and courageous and it is a very good story. Now I am going to read the rest of the books in this series.