If you’ve not yet entered the Graceling realm, get ready for your friends to send out a search party for you. Yes. It’s that good. This standout from 2008 is so worth adding to the Best Teen Books list, especially since the movie is coming out next year!
The story follows Katsa, a young woman on a journey of major self discovery.
She is a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. Hers happens to be the ability to kill a man with her bare hands. That’s the bit that she needs to work through.
The movie rights for the trilogy were picked up by Reliance Entertainment back in 2013 with Matt Damon on as executive producer. We’ve been waiting for solid casting information but no details yet. According to IMDB, the film is in pre-production and set to be released in 2017. Standing by!
In the meantime, let the major gushing begin.
Did you know that the author, Kristin Cashore, has a blog? This week she shared photos of a very, very, special hat that her mother hand knit for her. You will never guess what she found hidden inside.
- Graceling was followed by a companion book Fire, and a sequel, Bitterblue
- Published in 2008, USA, by Harcourt