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Subject:  Re: book suggestions for Harry Potter lover Date:  11/30/2001  9:23 AM
Author:  Selphiras Number:  7552 of 42425

Megan--are you my twin??? Almost every book you mentioned are some of my favorites from childhood and today!!!!

Tamora Pierce's Alanna books are fantasic. I couldn't say enough about them. There is some magic, but the most focus is on a girl who wants to be a knight and goes in her twin brother's place to become a page and then a squire. She's a very strong female character who I loved so much I want to name a daughter Alanna (unfortunately, my DH doesn't like the name!).

And the Westing Game--I've never heard anyone else mention that book. My brother and I read it to peices. I could still go and read it again and enjoy it even thought I know then entire answer to the mystery!

Robin McKinley rocks, too. The Blue Sword is great, as are her reworks of fairy tales. (These may be too old for her, however.) I loved Beauty so much I can't stand any other