Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication date: April 17th 2007 (first published July 6th 2005)
Book or Ebook: Ebook
Summary(from goodreads): Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
An inspirational story. I'm very thankful to God because He gave me a time to read this . I'm happy because Shannon Hale is the best. She's behind of this book. I like her. I admire her.
The story is based on historical event. The name of the characters is unique. Well, I made up my mind to use that names for my future siblings. Oh, let's proceed. These review is too short and this is my feelings:
I felt the sympathy for every characters. The storyline is poetic and lyrical. It's breath taking. It got me anxious. I feel the pain. I feel the longing. I can't forgot their song(am I correct) they used it as a message to each other. And the mountains, how wonderful is that! I can't believe that empathy is real. The story is very real! Yes, it's real. I'm not joking. I keep smirking here. I can't believe it's true. These story is heart warming. That's all.
I recommend this book to all lover of young adult fiction. If you want to get inspired, try reading this.