Alex Griffin Griffin itibaren Machgarh, Haryana 121004, Hindistan
one of my favorite books in the world. i try to read it every few months just to remind me. they made a movie out of it in the 60s or 70s i think and it's quite the little film.
Before she went crazy, Robin McKinley wrote some of the most awesome young adult fantasy out there. Her heroines were smart and plucky, with a bit of tasty pathos to keep things interesting. Aerin, the main character of HATC, is a dragon-slayer in training, while remaining decidedly introverted and bookish and not quite the most coordinated chick in town. She also has a love triangle (with SEX!)involving her second cousin and an immortal wizard dude. Needless to say, she was quite the hero for me in grammar school. I still hold out hope that a film will be made of this book.