Monday, August 24, 2009

A Book Review: Green Rider

Book Title: Green rider
Author: Kristen Britain
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 471

Quality Rating: 7
Content Rating: PG

Finally a coming of age story about a female that is not simply about a girl getting her man. Instead it follows a girl who is thrown into unexpected circumstances who must rise to the occasion or be killed. The plot is straight forward, without the intrigue and complexities that I generally enjoy, but by the end of the story the I felt strongly towards the main character, Karigan. Her supporting characters are equally enjoyable, whether its the careworn King Zachary or the stern Captain Mapstone. I highly recommend this book to female readers who are exasperated with heroines that seem only focused on finding love. Karigan is a worthy herione that any reader should enjoy.

This book gets a PG rating. There is some violence but it is not over intense. The book has some sexual insinuations but nothing strong. At one point the main character fears she might get raped, but the word or the act is never directly mentioned or described (and, slight spoiler, the attempt fails). All in all, this book is excellent for younger readers who are exhasperated with the books currently offered to them. Anyone from a middle school student, to a college student like myself, to a "real" adult would enjoy this book.

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