The Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce was recommended to me by one of my close friends, Nicole. Since we have similar taste in books, I was immediately excited to read it. And once again, Nicole did not disappoint!
First and foremost, I love that while reading this book, you forget how old the main character is. From her attitude, skills, and manner, you think she is quite a bit older than she is. I love that she never gives up despite adverse situations and that she always stays true to herself. Keladry always perseveres and proves that she is just as tough, if not tougher, than the guys.
This book is a deceptively quick read. It is easy to get sucked in to the story and to not want to put it down! But, this is a book where you definitely catch more if you force yourself to slow down and not read as quickly as you are tempted to.
The character development is huge in this book. The focus on Keladry and the guys maturing and becoming friends is wonderful to see. It is easy to picture the story in your mind as you read.