Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

This novel tells the story of a young princess who is bored with her life and decides to go live with dragons instead of marrying a prince as expected. She becomes the servant of a dragon and learns about magic, dealing with wizards, and how to outsmart those who underestimate her. The book is a humorous and empowering twist on traditional fairy tale tropes, emphasizing the importance of intelligence and independence over beauty and obedience.

The 3192nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 157

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 116.81.

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