Queen Ella Bee Reads: PierceFest: Dating an Older Guy
Ozorne schemes, battles rage, and Daine & Numair struggle to deal with . The Scanran War: Daine and Numair ponder the future of their relationship. Fluff and . In a meeting with King Jonathan and Daine, Numair was ecstatic to inform the king of . While living in Carthak, he struck up a relationship with Varice Kingsford. After you decided to pair up Daine and Numair, did you ever get anyone If their relationship had begun this way, it would have been beyond.
Obvs, love who you love and I couldn't care what Joe Shmoe down the street is doing as long as he's happy, but if you're one of my friends and you're telling me you're with a guy who's 15 years older than you, I'm slightly more critical. Like, I want to know the who, what, where, when, why, how's of the whole thing, because I DO recognize that it's about who you are, what the situation is and what the relationship is. But I'm still gonna be critical. Now, since my opinions don't dictate World Morality, I'd kind of like to know what you guys think.
If you've read this series, what are your thoughts on the relationship in question?
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As it turned out, Tamora Pierce fandom was a surprisingly effective shortcut for identifying friends even as I grew older. In college, my roommate was a huge devotee as well. Pierce is a fantasy writer beloved by many readers who do not consider themselves fantasy fans.
This is because, for all their sorcerers and dragons, her books, at their core, are about young women growing up and figuring out who they are: But Pierce goes much further than the authors of those books in exploring the messy biology and psychology of growing up, the urges and desires of adolescent girls.
And her fans, especially her female fans, return to her many series time and again, not merely to lose themselves in the lives we will never lead winning sword fights, talking to horses, pretending to be a boy in order to train as a knight, falling in love with a man who used to be a crow but also to recognize elements of the lives we actually do — or, at the very least, might — lead worrying about pregnancy, falling in love with long-time friends, convincing men to hire us for demanding jobs.
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The First Adventure, published inyear-old Alanna of Trebond disguises herself as a boy to train as a knight in the kingdom of Tortall, only to awake one morning to discover she has gotten her period. She got out of bed — and gasped in horror to find her things and sheets smeared with blood. She washed herself in a panic and bundled the sheets down the privy. What was going on?
She was bleeding, and she had to see a healer; but who? They were men and the bleeding came from a secret place between her legs. Hunting frantically, she found some bandage and used it to stop the red flow. George takes her to see a healer who gives her the Tortall version of The Talk: And while a magic token might serve as an effective means of preventing pregnancy in Tortall, the moral is clear: Two or three years later, returning to the books as I so often did and still doit finally clicked that that was a contraceptive charm.
My first time through, I also missed the moment when Alanna finally decides to sleep with Prince Jonathan. It was only as I came back to the books that I began to understand the full range of adolescent issues Pierce had addressed so deftly, realized that the stories worked on multiple levels — as adventure tales for children, as guides to the challenges and pitfalls of adolescence, as romances attuned to the many facets of youthful love and lust.
Pierce did not set out to write for an adolescent audience. At the time, Pierce was working as a housemother at a group home for teenage girls, and they became her audience.
I told it to them the way I thought they would respect. I had lost any illusions about teenagers I had ever had.
I wrote about the things those girls had taught me teenage girls thought and did and I was straightforward about it. Without knowing it, without really thinking about it, I just made a pact with my readers that I was going to be as straightforward with my readers as I could be.
Pierce promptly marched her to the nearest drugstore to show her the over-the-counter options. At the group home, one of the teenage girls already had a child, and another was pregnant, but Pierce discovered they knew very little about female anatomy or reproductive health.
So she located a plastic model of the female abdomen and uterus and used it to give impromptu biology and sex education lessons in the dining room. Kel also receives advice on birth control, this time from her mother, Ilane. Then, if you do get carried away, you can surrender to your feelings.
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Alanna and Kel and other Pierce heroines weigh seriously whether or not they want to have sex and with whom and what the consequences will be. Here is Kel debating whether to sleep with her friend and fellow squire Cleon: She wondered why he joked about making love to her but never tried to do so.
Squires tumbled girls of the lower classes all the time; they were infamous for it. Kel feared both possible explanations for his refusal to press her.
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