The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett. (HarperTrophy, $6.99 paperback)

Verdict: Worth Reading
If: You have a sense of humor

This book is simply a delight to read. Roughly, the plot involves Tiffany Aching saving her annoying little brother from the wicked Queen of the Elves, with bellicose pictsies and other partners at her side. If you’ve a taste for fantasy, pick this up. If you have a low tolerance for puns, though, you should probably skip it. This is technically a YA novel, but there’s no reason that adults shouldn’t enjoy this as well. Pratchett’s writing is spot on and I loved his puns (the heroine’s name alone provides many of them). For people who care about such things, this book also teaches valuable lessons about acting responsibly and finding strength in one’s self. It really is a great book.

Incidentally, the copy pictured here has different cover art than mine does. The cover art pictured here is quite a bit creepier than mine, but don’t let that put you off the book at all. It’s a fun book, not a creepy one.

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