It's been a while since I had the time to post a review. Today's review, Girls Can't Be Knights, by Lee French, is a wonderful rainy afternoon read, one I stumbled on while looking for a book for my granddaughters. It is an action adventure, the tale of a girl who is stronger than she thinks. It's also a tale of friendship and courage.
But First, THE BLURB:
Everybody knows girls can't be knights...
…Nobody told Claire.
Can she survive proving them wrong?
After 6 difficult years in Portland's foster care system, sixteen-year-old Claire has given up all her dreams. Hope and trust? What are those?
But she'll need both.
Portland has a ghost problem, and it doesn't care about her issues.
Armed with a magical locket, the only thing she has left of her family, will Claire find the strength to accept the help offered by a would-be mentor?
You'll love this heartwarming young adult urban fantasy because finding family is best done in strange places.
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Claire is an immediately relatable character. She is angry, and rightfully so—she is bullied at school and no one takes her side. She warehoused in yet another uncaring foster home.
Starting over once again in a new school, Claire is afraid, feeling cast adrift. One of her few friends in the system is Drew, a smart boy with whom she has formed a friendship.
Worse than being bullied, she sees things, weird things no one else does. One of those strange things is a knight on a white horse. Justin is dressed exactly like her father often did, in armor, complete with a sword.
The horse, Tariel, looks at Claire, makes a choice, and her life changes forever.
This is the story of a girl discovering her strengths and learning to trust again. In the process she learns that she can make good decisions and be a good friend. Claire’s personal journey and her discoveries about the paranormal side of Portland is epic, filled with fantastic action and adventure.I highly recommend this novel to adults of all ages.