Young Adult Literature
In Enna Burning, Shannon Hale takes the reader further into the fairy tale
world of The Goose Girl and explores the consequences of magic more deeply
than is usually done in such stories. What seemed at first to be a good
thing and to help the hero and heroine to win grows in power and effect
until it is out of control. And this is not only with one kind of magic,
but all kinds.
This is not a story that speaks just to young adult readers. It speaks to
anyone who has made choices that have led them down paths they've regretted.
It examines the idea that we all have gifts we can use to help or hurt
others, and in the process, we help or hurt ourselves. Shannon Hale shows
as well as tells us how the power of true friendship can overcome challenges
even when people aren't sure who their true friends are.
Thank you, Shannon, for taking us back to Bayern and helping us see that
while it is not always easy to live happily ever after, with the love of
good friends, it is not impossible.