Cricket Readers Recommend

The Song of the Lioness quartet

by Tamora Pierce

A young noblewoman named Alanna is sent off to become a lady in the land of Tortall.  But becoming a lady is the last thing she wants, so she and her twin brother--who was meant to be a knight--switch places. Alanna, under the name Alan, starts training as a page. However, hiding her gender becomes a greater problem as she gets older. Will she be able to keep her secret from her friends and teachers? Will she succeed at her training and become a knight, despite being a girl? Read on!

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
submitted by Madeleine S., age 13
(November 2, 2008 - 10:56 am)

I agree.  This is one of my favorite series.  Tamora Pierce rocks!  Alanna is my literary heroine, as well as all the other Tortallan characters.  So, READ THIS BOOK!!! (Excuse me for yelling.)

submitted by Megan, age 13, Tortall
(November 25, 2008 - 8:39 pm)

I love these books!

submitted by Cara C., age 12, Imbler, OR
(April 28, 2009 - 8:56 pm)

I've only read the first book, but it was great!

submitted by Ima Bookworm
(June 30, 2009 - 6:07 pm)

Anything by Tamora Pierce is good! I will try it.

submitted by Lauren C., age 12, CA
(September 17, 2009 - 5:13 pm)