Princess Academy

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Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.

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  • Jorge Alberto Escobar
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.a very good story line"
  • Judy Smith
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I saw this book, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, on the New York Times Bestseller list and had to buy it for my 12 year-old niece. We started our own little book club and we are reading this book together. It is a fairy tale about Miri, who weds her prince after winning the princess competition and becomes a not so typical princess. I would recommend this book for children as well as adults. It is well written, has an exciting plot, and the characters while not so perfect are likable, witty, and courageous."
  • Steven Scott
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Princess Academy is one of the best books I've found about modern royal tales. I bought this at a local bookseller as a treat and it did not disappoint! The author is a favorite of mine and the writing is superb. The main character is quite fascinating as well. I nearly read it in one sitting and have recommended it to several friends!"
  • Michelle Burke
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I got this book to give to my daughter because I wanted her to read a story with a strong female presence. The main character in this is so strong and loving. I wanted my daughter to see that these were positive traits in this scary world and this book delivered. Kept her captivated with fantasy and romance and gave her a heroin to look up to. Very impressed."
  • Bryan Pearson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is an interesting book with and interesting story that makes you want to keep reading it and pick it back up every time you put it down. There are a good amount of books on my reading this , but this one is getting added. "
  • Lawrence Banks
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids. I read it with my 5 year old and we both enjoyed it. It's fast paced and very easily understood by kids. I think my child learned at least 10 new words from reading the book. The story is really good too! Almost felt transported back to childhood when reading it."
  • Nancy Bennett
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A slow-moving read at first but turned out to be a beautiful story. I feel the author did wonderfully with the character descriptions and stories. My favorite was the tale of the forest people and how the main character befriended them. "
  • Harry Powell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "My daughter enjoyed this book. It seemed very engaging. She told me a bit about it and it sounds very interesting and a good story."
  • Jane Dean
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I bought this book for my niece because she enjoys reading. I actually read it before I gave it to her. I enjoyed this book a lot and knew she would too. "
  • Joyce Riley
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book takes the "Prince Charming selects a commoner to be his bride" trope and sets it on its ear. Miri, from a mining village, and other girls from her area, are sent to an academy to be trained to possibly be selected by the prince as princess. When a crisis arises, the students must spring into action to protect the prince and the kingdom. Miri learns about the skills she did not know she had, and discovers a strength of character she was not aware of. This is a great story for kids who like princess stories, and delivers a plucky, lovable character and a feminist message."
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  • Doris Evans
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Princess Academy is my daughters best book she love reading it she say it contain best interesting stories "
  • Matthew Hayes
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is about a girl who wishes to be picked by a prince to be a princess. It has nothing to do with any drug addiction."
  • Christopher Moreno
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Princess Academy is one of the best book that has romance about childhood friends that fell for each other. This novel was recommended to me to get it for my daughter in which I did. The characters are amazing they are young, brave, and clever. There is a bit of arguments in the novel but eventually they put aside their difference and work together. A little bit of romance between two childhood friends. Would highly recommend."
  • Austin Davidson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "My daughter really loved this book. such a fasinating novel to read. I hope others will find the joy she had reading it..."
  • Christian Davis
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you have a book club this would be a decent book to read. Lots of people enjoy it anyways."
  • Steven Carlson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "iT APPREARS JUDGING BY THE POSITIVE RATINGS THATY THIS WOULD BE IDEAL FOR ROAMCE INVOLVED PEOPLE"
  • Alan Sanders
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "We must already change these themes of princesses, that is why women grow insecure always looking for their prince (a human being who accepts them) as if they were inferior or were animals, on the other this very well written book but again what I repeat I have to change these tales of princesses"
  • Sandra Bradley
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I don't normally buy "princess" type books but Shannon Hale is such a great writer I thought I'd give this a try, "Princess Academy" is geared to a younger audience than "Goose Girl" and "Enna Burning" but it's still a really nice read. I would recommend it. The characters are engaging and the story lines great, this is a teen book, but I enjoyed it as well, Princess Academy was a great read"
  • Victoria Morgan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Princess Academy is a best selling book that completely captivates the imagination of every teenage girls desires. It demonstrates the element of hard work and conflict as well a perseverance to reach a common goal. It's truly an affordable highly rated detailed work of art. "
    Michael Ray
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I was looking at book reviews and noticed one that received the Newbery medal or honor. I grabbed the book and read it over the weekend. I thought the book was really good and certainly deserved the award."
  • Mark Richardson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "seems like winner for any pre-teen girl"
  • Kenneth Hamilton
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This solution is Ok. It provides the author and a detailed description of what the book is about. It also mentions that the author is a Newbery Honor author to increase credibility. However, it does fails to mention whether it is a good book for teens and pre-teens."
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