I love this book. I really do. I loved it when I first read it and I loved it again this time around.
I'm not familiar with the tale it's based on, but Shannon Hale does a fabulous job in her rendering. As Isi grows and becomes more confident, you can't help but root for her.
And can I tell you how much I love that Shannon Hale added to the story? Enna's story is a wonderful addition to Isi's.
Just as Isi learned to communicate with the wind, Enna learns fire, which is at once beautiful and destructive.
I really love Enna. Even if there is that annoying bit where she doesn't see through what's his nose. She makes up for it later. :D
Both of these books count for Support Your Local Authors and Support Your Local Library.