My home library is very eclectic, I read everything from autobiography to YA to classics to horror. In short, I love books of all kinds. I love to go thrifting every week for the books on my list!
I have read this book over and over again since I was 10. Part of the personal draw for me is that my mother named me, a fiery ginger-haired girl, after the fiery ginger-haired heroine. Aerin Firehair became Erin, The Book Nut. But this book holds up no matter who you are.
Bravery, curiosity, impulsiveness, stubbornness. These qualities describe Aerin, a girl who fights to belong. And fight she does. Despite a nasty couple of cousins and the prejudice of a kingdom, she overcomes.
Every time I read this book I can't help but smile. Its sequel, The Blue Sword is not quite at the same level as this book, but definitely ranks close behind. Both books are certainly worth a read!