This is the second book of the series about Tiffany Aching. The series is aimed at young adults and I find that Pratchett absolutely outdid himself when writing for young adults. This series is so very good on so many levels.
Perhaps I enjoy it even more because of the teacher side in me, which as we all know very well, cannot be turned off. Pratchett, while giving adventure and comedy, promotes a love of language and a curiosity about words and the world around us. I just delight in his use of language!
I got this second book as an audio-book. As always, Audible has excellent readers and I got to hear the Mac Nac Feegles’ dialogue in a Scottish accent which was great fun! It made it harder for me to copy out a quote I really took to heart though. Afterwards I discovered that there are pages of quotes from this series online!
I’m thinking of posting this quote in my classroom. I find it to be very powerful. However, while I’m positive it is relevant to my Special Ed students and their complicated lives, I don’t know if they will relate to it.
“There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens and what we do”.
(Chapter 4. Don’t ask for a page number because it was an audio-book!).