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Kristin Cashore

Auteur de Graceling, Tome 1 : Le don de Kasta

72 oeuvres 22,600 utilisateurs 1,162 critiques 110 Favoris

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Notice de désambiguation :

(eng) Kristin Cashore has been writing in-house type educational publications for several years; those nonfiction early readers in topics such as history, politics and biology are written by the SAME Kristin Cashore who authored (novels) Graceling and Fire. Please do not split the author!


Œuvres de Kristin Cashore

Graceling, Tome 1 : Le don de Kasta (2008) 10,853 exemplaires
Rouge (2009) 5,732 exemplaires
Bitterblue (2012) 3,661 exemplaires
Winterkeep (2021) 753 exemplaires
Jane, Unlimited (2017) 737 exemplaires
Seasparrow (2022) 330 exemplaires
Graceling Graphic Novel (2021) 139 exemplaires
Insect or Arachnid? (2005) 31 exemplaires
Grow a Tomato! (2005) 23 exemplaires
Salt Lick Boom Town (Reading 2007) (2005) 22 exemplaires
Warm and Fuzzy (2005) 22 exemplaires
Kristin Cashore eSampler (2012) 15 exemplaires
Dangerous Storms (2009) 15 exemplaires
Storm Danger! (2005) 13 exemplaires
Abraham Lincoln (2005) 11 exemplaires
There Is a Door in This Darkness (2024) 10 exemplaires
Rob, Mom, and Socks (2005) 9 exemplaires
Our Government (Social Studies) (2005) 7 exemplaires
Polar Life (Science 2006) (2005) 7 exemplaires
The Market Adventure (2009) 7 exemplaires
Take The Subway (2005) 6 exemplaires
The Show Must Go On! (2005) 5 exemplaires
That's Entertainment! (2005) 4 exemplaires
Tom and Pam (2005) 4 exemplaires
D is for Democracy (2006) 4 exemplaires
Urbanization of America (2005) 4 exemplaires
Lights, Camera, Action! (2005) 3 exemplaires
New Problems New Solutions (2005) 3 exemplaires
Growing and Changing Cities (2005) 3 exemplaires
A Vet for All Animals 2 exemplaires
Far Away at Home (2005) 2 exemplaires
Výjimečná (2009) 2 exemplaires
The Noble Boy and the Brick Maker (2005) 2 exemplaires
Siedem krolestw. Tom 2. Iskra (2022) 1 exemplaire
Drottningens spion (2023) 1 exemplaire
What Is Light? 1 exemplaire
Sir Tom (2005) 1 exemplaire
Water on Earth 1 exemplaire
Swamp Life 1 exemplaire
Predator and Prey 1 exemplaire
What is Light? 1 exemplaire
How to Grow Tomatoes 1 exemplaire
Sir Tom (2005) 1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Date de naissance
Lieux de résidence
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Simmons College (M.A.|Children's Literature)
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
dog runner
packer in candy factory
editorial assistant
legal assistant
freelance writer
Faye Bender
Courte biographie
Kristin Cashore grew up in a rural area of the northeast Pennsylvania, as the second of four daughters. During her childhood she read constantly. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, where she worked with Liza Ketchum and was named a Virginia Haviland Scholar. She has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, and a legal assistant. She is a freelance educational writer who writes content for textbooks and teacher editions, as well as book reviews for The Horn Book Guide and other publications. Since 2008 she also wrote fantasy novels for Young Adults.

She has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Sydney, Boston, Cambridge, Austin, Italy and even London before settling, for the moment, in Massachusetts.
Notice de désambigüisation
Kristin Cashore has been writing in-house type educational publications for several years; those nonfiction early readers in topics such as history, politics and biology are written by the SAME Kristin Cashore who authored (novels) Graceling and Fire. Please do not split the author!




Too slow

First of all, I really liked Wilhelmina and her aunts. I enjoyed Wilhelmina's struggles with fitting into a world that not only shames fat people in most media, but also was locked down in a pandemic without a vaccine for protection, leaving her feeling alone, isolated, and left out from her friends. And on top of all of that, the 2020 election was looming and created fear and more uncertainty for many.

This novel felt very politically opinionated and triggered so many scary memories for me. I think because the pandemic already had turned the world upside down, that having a controversial president at the same time also made people focus heavily on the election that year. This was a topic brought up many times throughout the book and I personally remember living through all of it.

I was excited about the potential love interest and magical realism, but these seemed to fizzle and not ever come into focus. Often I felt Wilhelmina and her friends didn't feel like teenagers and felt more like rigid adults in the way they talked/texted.

The pacing of this novel was too quiet, too slow and because nothing really seemed to happen other than "normal" everyday living during a pandemic, my enthusiasm for reading quickly evaporated. Readers who enjoy quieter more contemplative stories might enjoy this one and its focus on mental health and how the world impacts one's emotional state.
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DanielleHammelef | 1 autre critique | Jun 10, 2024 |
This was a really good book. It's hard to make an assassin a really sympathetic character, but I liked Katsya, and I really liked Po. I like that their solution is tailored to them. I like the villain twist, and the well-crafted political ins and outs. The book did seem to end quite suddenly, but I believe there are more. Certainly the third book is about at least one of the characters. In all, quite an enjoyable read, and I look forward to more by this author.
Bookladycma | 583 autres critiques | May 18, 2024 |
I like the first 2/3 of Graceling a lot. The main character is badass. There is a moment in the book where she feels betrayed about something and I really empathized with her. I like how Katsa and Poe interact with each other, and I think the world is interesting.

However, the last third of the book is kind of strange. The relationship between Katsa and Poe takes a very unnatural turn, and the book gets kind of preachy and forced.
zeronetwo | 583 autres critiques | May 14, 2024 |
OMG, Fantastic! I stayed up all night...had to finish. Compelling, great world-building, strong complex characters... more later.
Dorothy2012 | 583 autres critiques | Apr 22, 2024 |


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