Signed Edition Sweepstakes

Find Books

Read the City

Win Free Books!

Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »


Customer Comments

cellwood has commented on (1) product.

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness) by Tamora Pierce
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness)

cellwood, December 28, 2006

This book is the first in a series that grows with readers, from age ten into young adulthood. The issues faced are real ones - relationships, sex, growing up and fitting it, proving oneself - with enough of a fantasy twist that they keep the reader intrigued without seeming didactic or outdated. I first began reading Pierce's novels when I was ten years old, and now at nineteen, am as avid a fan as I was then.

The First Adventure in particular really makes a wonderful gift for budding readers. The books get more mature as they go along, and they really should be read in sequence for both content and storyline, but this first installment is a gem that can be enjoyed over and over again.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)

  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at