by Knopf Books for Young Readers
(first published Feb. 1, 2002)
reread this book over the course of a week, and enjoyed it again.
Though, now that I'm older and know the storyline, I could focus on the
writing and technical aspects of the book. And although I still can't
believe it was written by a teenager (what teen has the patience to
write a 500 page book?), I can see a bit of immaturity in the writing
style. Not that that's a wholly bad thing. It just is. I may wait a little bit to reread the 2nd book. There's only so much fantasy I can take.