Literature Study - Fantasy, Heros, and the Epic Journey
Fantasy novels are what turned me into a reader for life. They allowed me to see the world in new ways, searching for wonder and magic in even the most dull and common day to day experiences.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Birdwing by Rafe Martin
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Our novel choices have many uniting factors this month. Outside of being the first books in some of my most favorite series, these fantasies take a twist on the epic journey. In each of these novels, strong female leads prove that they are no damsels in distress; these strong these protagonists have what it takes to win the day.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Terrier: Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
East by Edith Pattou