Saturday, February 09, 2008

Book Review: The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. YA fiction, but after enjoying the Twilight series more than I thought I would, I decided to give it a try.

Two marks against: the end feels very rushed, like Hale got tired of writing and just threw it together. Also I found the extreme innocence of all the teenaged characters to be super hard to swallow. Long winter days, many teenagers cooped up in a great hall, no sexual tension, much less unintended pregnancies. Yeah right.

That said, the story is fun and compelling and it's a quick read. I liked the main character and enjoyed watching her develop through the course of the book.

Fun but shallow. 3 stars.

1 comment:

ashley said...

I was definitely perusing your book reviews to find any reference to the Twlight series. I just can't decide—is it worth it? I trust you. Lead me the correct way.