The Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale
This is my least favorite youth book by Shannon Hale so far. (My least favorite book of hers overall is "The Actor and the Housewife." Ugh.) The writing isn't fantastic, but it was more that.....even though the story was quite interesting, the book really dragged. It felt about 100 pages too long. Book of a Thousand Days and Princess Academy are much better.
That said it was decent and I did finish it.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.