The first thing I think of when I hear Tamora Pierce’s name is Girl Power, although sometimes Mother of Kickass Heroines in YA Fantasy comes to mind, too. In my opinion, Pierce’s books have had a significant impact on both teens and YA fantasy.*
But, I have to admit, I don’t think Pierce is a great writer. While I do generally enjoy her books and find them readable, her writing lacks subtlety and some of her heroines are such earnest but admirable do-gooders that, as fictional characters, they occasionally grate on my nerves.
Despite its title and ...
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