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Valiant

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Valiant

Sarah McGuire
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Friday, Mar 17, 2017

When Saville’s father is struck ill, she will do anything to survive, even pretending to be a boy to sew a fine coat for the king. But rumors are spreading about an immortal duke and his army of giants marching to seize the king’s throne. Soon, two giant scouts come and terrorize the city, but she tricks them into leaving. Stories of the brave and quick-witted tailor quickly turn into tales of giant-slaying. So it is left to the courageous and clever tailor girl to stop the duke’s army and save the kingdom.

I have to say I was a bit disappointed. The story itself was interesting but I couldn't connect with any of the characters. In fact, it was hard to tell exactly the age of any of the characters. Some characters that seemed older talked like children and vice versa. The writing was cheesy and all of the conflicts were too easily solved.

Middle grade fantasy lovers will rave about this book.

This review was contributed by: 
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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