This book is my kind of book, and the audio version of this book is even more perfect.
I do not say this often. Please, at least try the audio. The narrator perfectly captures Astri as she has to make decision after decision. As she faces one brutal challenge after another. It's tough to weave stories into books. So many readers shut down when a character starts telling a story, but not in this book.
This is the kind of book I want to shake in people's faces until they pick it up to read it.
Picture me shaking this book in your face. Then pick it up to read it (please!)
Ages 10 and up.