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Alanna : The First Adventure
Alanna The First Adventure
Author: Tamora Pierce
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
In a time when girls are forbidden to be warriors, Alanna of Trebond wants nothing more than to be knight of the realm of Tortall. So she finds a way to switch places with her brother, Thom. Disguised as a boy, Alanna begins her training as a page at ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780689853234
ISBN-10: 0689853238
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a great book for teenage girls. Loved this book. Age appropriate and the main charecter is a stong female figure.
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Helpful Score: 3
This story was very interesting and fast-paced. A little short (I didn't want it to end so soon!) but very enjoyable regardless. I this this would be a great read for fans of Harry Potter-like books or any stories that have that type of world.
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A great fantasy adventure, Alanna is a girl who decides to masquerade as a boy to join the elite ranks of the King's Knights. But hiding her gender and controlling her magical abilities seems harder than she could have thought. Not to mention falling in love with another knight-in-training...

Great book! Fantasy and plot twists were excellent - I couldn't put this book down!
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A great beginning to an epic fantasy tale for anyone who ever wanted to live in a world of magic and mystery. I reread this book and its sequels at least once a year growing up. Tamora Pierce is a MUST read for any YA fantasy enthusiast.

As an adult reader the book remains a swift entertaining read with intricate plotting, but it is not as detailed or developed as some adult focused fantasy stories.
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Alanna wants to be a knight, but her father is sending her to the convent to learn to be a lady. Her twin brother Thom wants to be a sorcerer, but he is to be sent to earn his knighthood. Then Alanna has a brainstorm - they will switch places.

This was a lively children's fantasy, simplistic but fun, full of black-and-white characters, straightforward character conflicts, and enough chivalry, valor and magic to please young readers. I wish I'd read this when I was younger, and I'm pretty sure my daughter (for whom I bought it) will enjoy it.
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Amazing book!It is one of those books were Girls are the heros for once!!!

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