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February 09, 2011
Teen Book Discussion
Antioch Branch, March 7 at 6:30. For February, our Teen Book Club is reading:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore. In Katsa's world, the "Graced", those gifted in a particular way, are marked by eyes that are different colors. Katsa's Grace is that she is a gifted fighter, and as such, she is virtually invincible. She is in the service of her tyrannical uncle, king of one of the seven kingdoms, and she is forced to torture people for infractions against him. She has secretly formed the Council, which acts in the service of justice and fairness for those who have been accused and abused. The novel opens as she is rescuing the father of the Lienid king, who has been abducted. The reasons for his capture are part of a tightening plot that Katsa unravels and resolves, with the help of Prince Po, the captive's grandson. He has his own particular Grace, and he becomes Katsa's lover and partner in what becomes a mortally dangerous mission. Those who read either fantasy or romance stories will love this book, A Gateway Award nominee. Copies of the novel are available at the library. Join us for the lively discussion. Snacks provided for the discussion. Check review and trailer at http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/hmhbooks/graceling/.