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Be And what s For once an author cast a tomboy who wasn t secretly some beautiful girl she was normal plain a Lump You won t ask it but I ll do it anyway she thought stubbornly You ll see I m as good as any boy I m betterAnd how about that awesome battle scene Kel promptly forgot her staff lessons Holding the spear as she would her glaive she cut with it in a sidelong arc the weapon s slim razor point sliced The weapon s slim razor point sliced the spidren s chest and arm releasing a dark spray of blood Kel reversed the spear and cut back dragging the blade down It bit into the spidren at the neck and stuck there as crossbow bolts riddled the immortalI m sorry how is that not pic *And Can I Remind You She Is *can I remind you she is 10 YEARS OLD in this bookNow let s talk about NealHer best friend Neal stands out as my favorite side characterbest friend in any book I have Cabaret ever read and as my Goodreads BFF Monica who is doing the buddy read with me pointed outvery single line he says is uotable He is like Buffy Kenji Veronica Mars an over dramatizing girlfriend combined in guy best friend form Sarcasm drama to perfection And he has her back at very turnThere is no romance between them in this first book view spoileror really any of them since he never knows about her crush hide spoiler I started this series with the thought that it was going to be a do over of Pierce s previous successful Alanna the Lioness uartet which followed a girl named Alanna of course who dressed like a boy and took her twin brother s place in page training while he took her place in magic school not dressed as a girl The four books of that uartet follow her progress from page to suire to knight and king s champion with her sex being discovered along the way I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only does Pierce give Keladry her own uniue strong personality and story but also that in some ways I njoyed Keladry s story than Alanna s Keladry s struggle to be the first openly female page in Tortall strikes me as being braver than Alanna s secret struggles Being openly female Keladry has to deal with all the aggression and contempt of the males who don t want to her to succeed as well as a blatant double standard ven though the law since Alanna s time says that girls can train as pages Keladry is put on probation for her first termOn top of that where Alanna has the help of her magical powers and the Mother Goddess of her universe Keladry works through her problems on her ownDefinitely a girl mpowering story I liked this book listened to it as an audio book It was a uick fast read I was mostly interested but the story was Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice entirely predictable My biggest problem was that Kel is a 10 year old girl but at no time did she actually act like it She was way too mature for her age both in how she acted her physical abilities andven how she spoke It was in no way believable that she was a child My other gripe is view spoiler I rolled my En plein coeur eyes for thentire The Bookshop on the Shore ending the idea that thelite kings guard would take along 20 ten year old kids on a dangerous mission is just absurd hide spoiler Recently I decided to reread all of Tamora Pierce s books because well it s been too long since I read them For her Lioness uartet Circle of Magic books and The Immortals series I was refreshing my memory but with the Protector of the Small series it was almost like reading them for the first time I read this series only once when I was a preteen. Girls to train for the knighthood and she is about to smash veryone's preconceptions about what girls can and cannot do Set in Tortall during the reign of King Jonathan III and ueen Thayet Firs. This is my first bookseries from Tamora Pierce meaning that I did *Not Read Her Song Of *read her Song of Lioness series prior However although Alanna and as I discovered multiple other characters from the author s other books in the same world are mentioned I did not feel as though there was something I was missing to njoy this particular storyActually because Alanna was mentioned so many times I now feel very interested "in picking Pierce s Song of the Lioness up Though it "picking Pierce s Song of the Lioness up Though it true there are some spoilers in this series so I would say read it are some spoilers in this series so I would say read it Song of the Lioness or before if it s not that problematic for you It wasn t for meThis is the story of a girl who wants to become a knight For that to happen Kel must be trained by the King s trainer who dislikes her Unfortunately The Art of Memoir even if girls are technically allowed to become knights now because of Alanna they are notxactly welcomed to pursue a path that is believed to be reserved for men by many But Kel is ready to face the prejudices She feels it in her bones that this is what she is meant to do Kel couldn t have been a better heroine She is strong ready to prove to The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life everyone how wrong they are about her But the best part is she doesn t dismiss her feminine side so as to look tougher or manly Indeed she wears dresses from time to time and shows sympathy towards both humans and animals Becauseveryone has at one point or another been misjudged underestimated and perhaps bullied or discriminated against it s asy for the reader to connect with Kel and invest themselves in the story I want to point out that Kel is ten years old but that this is Young Adult than Middle Grade It is serious and complex plus the characters she interacts with are usually much older Really njoyed Eager to read the rest of the series Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Mini reviewTrigger warning Animal abuseMinor spoilers aheadDNFTamora Pierce is an author I have heard off On a whim I decided to try on of her books Unfortunately this book didn t work for meIn the beginning the first chapter Kel stops these boys from drowning kittens While attempting to rescue the kittens a monster comes And starts to at them I couldn t make myself read any I felt sick to my stomach I do still recommend it As Kel s a very strong character and I have a feeling others will njoy this I am going to save my reminiscing about this series for the third book Or at least I m going to try Some might creep in unnoticedFirst offI HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENS I HATE SPIDRENSSpidrens were actually the first Immortals I PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition ever read about because I went straight from the Lioness uartet to this series So in the first chapter or so when Kel finds a spidren biting the heads off kittens I was deeply disturbed I still am What I love about that scene is Kel s reaction She wades across a river gathers a handful of stones and goes after the monste No review I couldver write would do this book or series justice This series to me is the pinnacle of Tamora Pierce s career She had many wonderful books but the Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography emotional and physical turmoil her protagonist Kel goes through toarn her knighthood is nothing that I have The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, everxperienced in another YA book Kel perseveres against very trial imaginable and while at times she can seem a bit too mature she s only 10 in this one she is uniue and refreshing in a world of cliche She is what very female warrior should. Girls are fragile motional asier to frightenThis is the typical attitude that Keladry of Mindelan is up against Kel is the first girl in ten years to take advantage of the decree that permits. And I had honestly forgotten just how much I love KelAt first glance the story of Keladry of Mindalen seems like a rewrite of Tamora Pierce s first series The Lioness uartet which features a spunky girl named Alanna who dresses as a boy in order to train as a knight When I read the books years ago I loved them and saw Alanna as a hero but now as a college freshman I see her character a little differently In my opinion Alanna chooses to be a knight as an alternative to learning to be a lady Although *she is a tomboy she does not choose Knighthood because she loves to *is a tomboy

does not choose Knighthood because loves to and longs to protect her country she does it in an attempt to scape From the start she is helped by the heir to the throne her manservant a trained knight in his own right and the goddess herself Although she has honor Alanna is spiteful with a terrible temper and is able to use her magical gift to help her through the worst of timesIn contrast we have Keladry of Mindalen who is allowed to apply as a page without concealing her gender But by being honest about her sex Keladry makes herself vulnerable to all sorts of sexism and abuse Because she is a girl Kel is forced to undergo a one year probationary period which is not reuired of boy pages so that she may prove herself During this first year Kel is constantly bullied and xperiences hazing and abuse the likes of which Alanna never saw However Kel uickly proves against all odds that she is as good if not better than the boysUnlike Alanna Kel knows that she wants to fight She doesn t want glory thanks or praise but rather seeks her shield so that she may protect those who cannot protect themselves Kel has no real help from her idol Alanna no manservant to help her through and no magical gift to fall back on Instead she uses her strength and determination to prove herself to ven the most skeptical trainers After reading this book I realized with a start that I absolutely adore Kel Although some reviews may disagree I believe that Tamora Pierce has improved upon her Lioness uartet with the Protector of the Small SeriesHooray for Kel 3rd Read 12162016Edit Raised this up to 5 Stars because after discussing it with Rachel E Carter I ve decided that yes Kel is the awesomest I had forgotten how good this series is It s hard to decide which is my favorite this one or AlannaOriginal Read 11112012 35 starsThis isn t xactly like Alanna The First Adventure but that s mostly because 1 Kel doesn t have to hide the fact she s a girl and 2 Kel s uite a different character from Alanna But it s still or less the same general plot and same types of obstacles and challenges Kel s singled out as the first female page gets bullied and befriends all the good guys and pisses off all the bad guys and has animal friends to boot birds this time At least Winthrop got some nuanceI really liked Kel though and Neil was a hoot so I ll continue on and see if this can find its own story Alanna clenched her fists What was going on Was Jonathan inclined to give Way To The Man to the man d saved his childrenAnd with that possibly the stupidest line Pierce has ver written Kel s story begins I m big on details lately and the introduction is shaky on them Here are places the writing is less than preciseThe training master absently rubbed the arm in its linen sling At last he bowed in his chair May we compromise sireMaybe that first line is here to show Wyldon s hesitation before. T Test launches the Protector of the Small series which chronicles the coming of age of a heroine who is far than she seems Librarian note alternate cover dition for ISBN 0679889175978067988917. ,

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