Series: The Circle of Magic #1

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Sandry’s Book

Book Review: Tamora Pierce’s Sandry’s Book

First in the Circle of Magic fantasy series for young middle-grade readers and the first in the overall Emelan series. It introduces us to the four young people making up this circle of magic. Sandry’s Book was a 2000 nominee for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature and took the 1998 Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature Honor. My Take I do wish Pierce had been more clear that Sandry has been put in this “prison” to protect her from… I don’t know… Smallpox? Magic? Do pay attention to the moss in Roach’s introduction to us; it’s a tip-off. The main characters are unique from a variety of backgrounds. Sandry is such a perfect young lady. Intelligent, kind, accommodating, and fierce in accepting anyone from any social class. Daja’s case is sad, but she’s so bigoted! Tris. Poor thing. I can thoroughly understand her insecurities and anger. I think she’s been letting her tormentors off easy. Briar Moss is my favorite character as he’s so lively with a clever mind. I loved how Niko solved that bathing problem, lol. I sure hope Staghorn is giving the same advice to the bitchy students in her dorm. Moonstream needs to […]