Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Glass ArrowWomen’s rights have long since vanished. In this world, men rule and women are regulated, hunted, and sold to the highest bidder in the market. Aya, who is fifteen years old, has managed to escape this fate by hiding in the mountains with her family. That is until the day she is captured by a hunting party and taken into the city to be groomed for auction. Desperate to escape and be reunited with her family, Aya has no choice but to trust a mysterious mute boy who may be her only hope for freedom.

Aya was an amazing protagonist who was was strong-willed, sassy, smart, and brave. Her monologue was hilarious, and it was an interesting to see how her character developed throughout the story. I also loved how the romance between her and one of the characters played out. It was a little bit slow-paced in the beginning, but there was plenty of action in the book which I really enjoyed.

The Glass Arrow was memorable because it wasn’t just another story about a girl fighting to save the world but rather the story of a girl trying to escape the fate that has been thrust upon her.


Reviewed by Phuong-Vy, Grade 8, Glen Allen Library

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