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I d have loved Star Dancer if I d read it a few years ago A strong main female character an interesting portrayal of disability Downs syndrome in an Iron Age society druids magic and a pragmatic view of stuff like childbirth and menstruation it happens so let s not pretend it doesn Delicious! tI still liked it a lot now but it d have come athe right ime for me a few years ago I d say a eenager is likely o get he most out of it Meditate Your Weight the plot is fairly straightforward and easily followed andhe main character is concerned with Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War the sort ofhing New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy: The Play of Poiesis teenage girls are concerned with It s well paced and kept meurning pages despite maybe feeling a bit oo cynical and cranky o really go along with a Chosen One ype of plot Tegen was born he night he Watching Woman stars was dancing She should be he Star Dancer but she is a girl no girl has ever even been a druid The druids search for a boy who was born he night he Watching Woman danced but Three Upper-Voice Carols (Harp Part): Harp Part they couldn find anyone After The Premonition thirteen years of searching nothing Tegen gets a green shawl whenever she dances with it she makes magic Nobody but Witton knowshat she is The One Inside the Star Dancer but afraido admit it Tegen has লাইলী ২ ভোতনের প্রতিশোধ to find out if she is or is nothe Star Dancer and defend herself for he people who want her gone I really liked his book It was a book hat you could imagine yourself in This book has very descriptive language and really explains how he characters are feeling at all Its A Dog-Eat-Dog World (Mcgrowl times I really likedhe plot it was so original and so exciting I didn really like he ending it was so random You didn expect it at all it was incomplete something was missing Star Dancer has a seuel Fire Dreamer I hope hat Fire Dreamer helps me understand Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves the ending better Wonderful storytelling and descriptionsMakes you feel like you are reallyhere and experiencing all Fevered the highs and lows ofhis fantastical world Tegen is born The Business of Memory: How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career the nighthe stars dance At he end of he Iron Age he age of Roman invasion of druids and of magic her birth is auspicious A prophecy has foretold hat a star dancer will be born who will be able The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War to savehe people in Scattered to the Wind the face ofhe Applied Computational Aerodynamics. troubleso come But from everything Spank! the people knowheir Forbidden Knowledge, or is It? traditions prejudices knowledgehe star dancer just can Revenge in Paradise t be a girl can itThe first inhe Star Dancer uartet we are introduced Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist to our wonderful heroine Tegen She is young but wise beyond her years Webb has managed a good balance betweenhis wisdom and youth she deals with death and powerful magic but she still weeps in her mother s arms A realistic heroine in comparison The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis to many ofhe oh oo strong heroines hat YA books have She and her step brother Griff learn o navigate he world of spirits and druidic life whilst battling against hose who would have hem overthrown within heir own village Building o a
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Mmended it o me Also here were some scenes hat did not sit well with me such as Tegen being 14 years of age and married o her step brother Griff and he expecting hem o make a baby at he soonest possible ime I also cringe every ime Griff delivered his dialogues since it seems like it s an exaggerated interpretation of how a mentally impaired person would alk as if he author s making fun of him I felt as Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime thoughhe story was dragged out Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) throughhe entire book it really should ve been a shorter book and The State of Public Administration the ending was caught of nowhere Byhe end of it I just found myself not caring whether or not Tegen s destiny as The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities the Star Dancer unfolds and of what other plodding adventures she ll undertake inhe seuel More of Purplycookie s Reviews Book Details Title Star Dancer Author Beth Webb Reviewed By Purplycookie I ve decided o do a uick review of his another book from Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) the school library of my youth because I m currently reading a similar but adult book Jean M Auel s The Clan ofhe Cave Bear and it brought back memories I remember enjoying Star Dancer despite having uite a lot of reservations with its content Its heart lies in Alexandria, Real and Imagined the protagonist Tegen I lovehat name who is a free sprirted and outspoken young girl for her The Complete Editor time in an age when villages were governed by druids who divined from signs and spiritshe story is set in Britain during Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction the Iron Age presumably Tradition and superstition arehe only ways of life Despite being hated by her village for being a girl apparently prophesised o save hem all from evil Tegen is a likable and charismatic main lead who loves Talking with Doctors to dance and cast spells using her magic green shawl There are few likable supporting characters andhey end up dead at some point To The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic thinkhat Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf there were so many judgemental and narrow minded people in small communities past andhe child cruelty and misogyny are shocking Also even as a child reading Star Dancer I was put off by Marley the problematic portrayal of a mentally disabled character most especially when I read what happenso him in Annie, Between the States the end Evenhough he book is set in a ime when mental illness was highly stigmatised and rare since most babies not born perfect were abandoned and left Cruel Harvest to die Fair warning Star Dancer is raw in its presentation of a cruel and backward society YA or not it doesn hold backBut what made a positive impression on me besides Tegen was Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives the writing and prose Star Dancer is very intense and frightening for a book for younger readers but like withhe opposed villagers versus Tegen it is simultaneously magical and euphoric in its descriptions of he cold harsh highlands and he practices of he druids The author clearly did her research I felt for Tegen I was holding my breath with her hroughout her external and internal struggles and battles with her family Trilobites the adult village people and her Star Dancerasks The Friend the overall burden of her destiny Boy or girl she is special she is a fighter There is enough humour and self awareness in Star Dancero balance out Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 the mostly mean spirited mood projected byhe customs dialogue and actions of Through Streets Broad and Narrow the majority ofhe charactersSo despite a lot uncomfortable moments backed up by a few unfortunate implications
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