Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try t by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy…

byYsabeau S. Wilce

Kobo ebook | April 12, 2010

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Flora Fyrdraaca wants nothing more than to be a ranger, and for that she must master the magickal—and dangerous—language of Gramatica. But before she can find the ideal teacher, her aspirations are put to the test. Would a true ranger be intimidated by a tentacle that reaches for her from the depths of a toilet? Be daunted by her best friend’s transformation into a notorious outlaw, thanks to a pair of sparkly stolen boots? Be cowed by the revelation that only she can rescue the city of Califa from the violent earthquakes that threaten its survival?
            Never. Saving her city and her best friend are the least a Girl of Spirit can do—yet what Flora doesn’t expect are the life-altering revelations she learns about her family and herself.

 

This book features a teaser chapter from the third Flora book, Flora’s Fury.

Title:Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 12, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547487797

ISBN - 13:9780547487793

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weird, but so original These books follow none of the normal rules of storytelling. As a result, I can't quite tell if I'm pleased or annoyed by this finale. On the one hand, there are the great things, like this world where females are in positions of power and no-one bats an eye, where fashion is crazy and extravagant and where magic is the spoken word. Flora is a strong, uber-capable young woman who accepts her mistakes and figures out that the fate of the world might not really rest on her shoulders and that she should probably, maybe, listen to her also uber-capable mother. Her mother is awesome and feeds her baby while directing her troops and determining the fate of the free world. The love triangle was not really a love triangle at all and was resolved in strange new ways. Flora was actually emotionally affected by the deaths of minor characters around her. Parents were involved and capable. On the other hand, there was the weirdness involved with having words like "tum" (stomach) and "sandwie" (sandwich) in the same paragraph as skin-stealing, general cannibalism, or mass destruction. It was all so weird and strange I never really knew what to expect. Also, I didn't feel like I had a super great resolution - like this series might as well be a prequel series to the real series that is just mysteriously missing. I don't really know how I feel about the general series as a result. Either way, though, this was a fun, interesting, COMPLETELY original series, and I'm glad i saw it through
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant - for any age. I absolutely love this book - I stumbled upon it a few years ago at the local library and became hooked. It's more than just a coming of age story, it deals with a lot of social issues that are still relevant today while filled with quirky wit and daring action the series draws you in and pulls you along. Flora dreams of a life different from her Family's fate. Flora is a realistic and relatable charachter for any age, who is a little stubborn and lazy, who doesn't like to follow rules or do her chores. With an unfortunate family situation that a 14 year old shouldn't have to deal with, a stubborn best friend, pirates, magic, and a decrepid old mansion that can move around of it's own accord, but seems to have lost it's ability to do so in a convenient way.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flora Segunda I enjoyed this book for it's family dynamics and complex characterization. The father's distress, the ghosts in the manors all add interesting aspects to the book.
Date published: 2015-03-10