This is one of the best books with a strong female protagonist. The first book could easily be for younger teens, but the others in the series is geared toward the older teen.
Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness, Book One Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: Jan 1983 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Pages: 274 Buy: The Book Depository
Book Description: From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.
And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.
But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle…
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