by Adam P., December 22, 2009 3:07 PM
This book by Portland author Sylvia Engdahl was forgotten for nearly 20 years, but was rescued in a new edition a few years ago. It tells the story of Elana, a girl on a mission to save a planet from destruction. It explores how science and magic can co-exist and even help each other, and is narrated by a strong female voice and perspective. Anyone who liked The Giver will find much to love here, too.