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Princess Academy

Hale, Shannon

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Princess Academy
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While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 1582349932
141561198X
Characteristics: 314 p. ;,21 cm.

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Nov 27, 2014
  • Anistasya rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't expecting much, from the title - perhaps something 'Disney Princess' like - sweet and fluffy. It wasn't anything of the sort.
Princess Academy is the story of Miri, a mountain girl who isn't allowed in the quarry - despite the fact that almost everyone else (men and women) work in the quarry and contribute to the village. Then the priests in the capital declare that the prince's wife will come from Miri's remote little village. The lowlanders set up an academy and force all the girls to attend, preparing them to become the next princess. Some are eager - others just want to go home. The premise is a little surprising, but easy to accept. The writing is solid and the story flows well. Princess Academy well deserves the Newbery Medal it received. An empowering book for girls.

Nov 02, 2014
  • blue_fish_352 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG! This book is amazing and scary, too. She was almost picked to be the princess! But don't read if you get confused.

Nov 01, 2014
  • LorientFaradayMaurice rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Somehow quaintly escapist. A light read but a lovely one.

awesome read. Palace of Stone (Book 2, Mack7677) is good too. Can't wait for book 3 (release date March 3, 2015)!!!!! definitely recommend.

Mar 28, 2014
  • Mack7677 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book is the palace of stone the second book?

Really, StarGladiator? It's called FICTION. It wouldn't kill you to enjoy yourself while reading.

Aug 21, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book is pure evil as it propagandizes a vulnerable demographic towards the worship of royalty!

Aug 20, 2013
  • Marikomc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book!

This book is really funny. It has lots of action in the book. I would suggest this for girls ages 11+.

This is my first time writing a comment, I read this for a 5th grade book project and it did not feel like work I really got into the story and have decided to read it again and i'm in high school now so take my word its a beautiful story

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Nov 26, 2014
  • Strelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Strelly thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_tiger_2283 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_tiger_2283 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

Mar 28, 2014
  • Mack7677 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mack7677 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 17

Jul 03, 2013
  • HilarySquires rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

HilarySquires thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

May 31, 2013
  • molls_02 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 28, 2013
  • splashcrash rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

splashcrash thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 13

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Aug 25, 2012
  • blue_cheetah_36560402 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 06, 2012
  • _Bec_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

_Bec_ thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

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Nov 05, 2011
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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Nov 05, 2011
  • crystal_dark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“What should I say? That I like him so much it hurts?”

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