Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede

Cimorene makes a delightful princess – smart and self-motivated, with no tolerance for fools. The fact that her parents and her kingdom don’t appreciate these qualities means she’s bored and unhappy. When her family tries to force an engagement on her, she runs away to live with the dragons, who need her more than they know. Great fun all around. For ages 10 and up.<br/><br/>Re-read this through, and this time around, I appreciated more the subversive nature of Wrede’s writing, featuring a princess who is bored with princess life and takes her happiness into her own hands. Terrific read – for 9 and up.

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