Lakeland Book Club

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Christmas Exchange 2011 December 1, 2011

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… Does anyone have this list of books?

The books I can remember are:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out into the Real World by Maria Shriver

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephanie Meyer

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale



The Princess Academy | December, 2011

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The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Selected by Christy Child


Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king’s priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year’s time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king’s ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

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