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Twenty-Four Potential Children of Prophecy by Emily Martha Sorensen
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It is Prophecy Day and Henina is thrilled with the prophecy that the war will end but she knows that she is NOT the Child of Prophecy who will bring about the end of the war. "You will know her by the mark of the star she bears on her hand. She will rule the kingdom with wisdom and grace." Unfortunately someone thinks she meets the qualifications and she is gathered up by the King's guards along with 23 other girls as potential candidates for the Child of Prophecy. Henina determines that her mouth that never stops and her innate ability to offend everyone she comes into contact with will show that she is not the Child of Prophecy and relieve her of the responsibility for stopping the war. But who is the Child of Prophecy and who will stop the war?
Henina's non-stop talking was often humorous to me as the reader although it generally offended everyone she came into contact with in the story but yet Henina did not use any foul language or do anything that made me feel dirty or disgusted to be reading the story (kudos to Ms. Sorensen on keeping the story clean). Henina definitely had great ideas about what should be done although she was severely lacking in grace and diplomacy so people didn't tend to like to hear the ideas.
In addition to the clever character of Henina, I want to point out the clever chapter titles in this story. Each one uses a number increasing from 1 to 21. It was very interesting, when I realized after the first couple chapters that the titles were important, to see what was going to happen in the chapter based on the title. Don't skip over the title as you read each chapter.
This was a fun story to read even for myself who is considerably over the 'young adult' target audience.
anyone looking for a fun read and/or a story about a young lady not afraid to speak her mind
What mood did this book leave you in?
enjoying a chuckle
Humor, Juvenile, Young Adult
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