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Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner
Nobody's Princess

CopyCat, November 21, 2008

This book is a journey through time to celebrate the wild independence of women of all eras. The tale shatters the myth of Helen of Troy, renowned for being so beautiful that she inspired men to war to possess her. It fills in the years before she was able to employ her beauty, creating a real, and vividly human person, rather than the vacuous siren that mythology has painted. Girls of all ages will appreciate the strength and desires of this mythological heroine through this engagingly written story before the story.
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The Ever-After Bird (Great Episodes) by Anni Rinald
The Ever-After Bird (Great Episodes)

CopyCat, July 6, 2008

While this exceptional book was written for a young audience, as an adult, I found this book to be absolutely engaging! Immersing one in the culture of pre-civil war south, this book transports the reader in a way that helps one to understand the issues surrounding human slavery emotionally, not just intellectually. A GREAT read, especially for a parent and child to read in tandem and then discuss over the summer.
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Creation in Death (In Death) by J. D. Robb
Creation in Death (In Death)

CopyCat, December 31, 2007

In this latest offering in JD Robb's ...In Death series, the focus is on Eve Dallas' professional life as she battles a murderer with ties to the Urban Wars as well as the fine arts. A more cultured and less romantic offering, the finer points of Eve's relationship with her mentor, partner, and other coworker are examined. For those who appreciate the mystery aspect of the ...In Death series, this will certainly NOT disappoint.
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Son of a Witch: A Novel by Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch: A Novel

CopyCat, November 26, 2007

If Wicked left you craving more, then Son of a Witch will sate that thirst. Soaring through the story of Liir, the young man who suspects that he is the son of Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, the tale jumps from breeze to breeze until you realize that it's all the same wind. Told in a disjointed style, it very aptly communicates the broken phases of Liir's life and explores how our upbringing affects who we are and how we choose to live. Or how that lack of upbringing can stunt our emotional growth. The entire mystery of Wicked and Son of a Witch is revealed in the last four words, but don't skip the wonderful mystic journey to get there.
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

CopyCat, November 17, 2007

The Wizard of Oz was a child's tale, merely the brightly colored surface of a world and the lovable characters who reside there in technicolor. Where the movie took you from the black and white of reality to the color of fantasy, Wicked takes you back to the dark shades of blacks and grays (with a spot of green) of the realities of Oz. Exploring darker issues such as class discrimination, racial inequality, and the ancient question of spiritual purpose, Wicked explores the life of a "bad guy" where we learn that Wickedness is Relative. Good Guys aren't always good and Bad Guys aren't always Bad.
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