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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

This book is AWESOME!!

Oh my gosh...this book is one of the best books i've read! I used to hate books, but then i read this one...I think it's the combination of adventure, a little bit of a romance, and a girl just trying to find herself that makes it great. I can relate to Alanna so much. ...
Oh my gosh...this book is one of the best books i've read! I used to hate books, but then i read this one...I think it's the combination of adventure, a little bit of a romance, and a girl just trying to find herself that makes it great. I can relate to Alanna so much. The characters are so real, too, that it's hard to forget that they really aren't real. I had been reading another book when my friend let me borrow this and it was so good that i have never finished the book i was reading...i had to finish the series. If you haven't read this...you need to...it is so worth your time and money!

posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Strong Heroine - caution for very young readers

Strong Heroine that fights for her dream in a man's world - being a knight. Enjoyed the story. Written for a very young audience (4th-6th) and the simplistic style reflects that. Starts slow but has a lot of action in the middle. That pattern occurs throughout th...
Strong Heroine that fights for her dream in a man's world - being a knight. Enjoyed the story. Written for a very young audience (4th-6th) and the simplistic style reflects that. Starts slow but has a lot of action in the middle. That pattern occurs throughout the series with long segments that are slow followed by a short segment of high action. One note of caution for very young readers is that there are several seemingly forced segments where the heroine considers whether to have sex. In every case she decides that it is ok as long as she likes the fella and has her charm against pregnancy. I thought it was a very mature topic handled in an immature manner by an immature character. It was not explicit in any way, however. Some young readers may be uncomfortable with the chapter on the young woman coming of age (learning how to deal with her period).

posted by clearwatersflowafter on June 13, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    For kids

    Most predictable book ever. Simple and boring not even going to read the others

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Stop

    Don't talk about the charter if you want people to buy it

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2007

    DON'T READ IT.

    I did not care at all for this book. It was written poorly, the plot was simple, and it stole ideas from stronger writers. Don't waste your time.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2005

    This is one of the dumbest books I have read

    I was very displeased by the atrocious writing displayed in this book. As a result, I have not read any of the rest of the books in the series. I admit, the Immortals series seems a little better, but Tamora Pierce has a long way to go, as proved by this book. I found it so dull I could barely continue to read it. If you liked this book, perhaps you will find some of the books below to be better fantasies.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2000

    Nothing Special Here

    I read all the Alanna books. Sure, they're fine if you're requiered to read them, but not for pleasure. After being used to Harry Potter, and the Dragon Series by Patricia Wrede, the Lioness books had no imagination, nothing funny. They seemed very random and pretty much expected you to just know what every kind of person was or what Alanna was supposed to do. I was really,really bored reading them. I don't reccomend this book, it put me to sleep.

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    Posted September 16, 2012

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