The Ordinary Princess

From Hero's Journey Text Set

Kaye, M.M. (2002). The Ordinary Princess. New York: Penguin Group. (Reprint)


Amy is the youngest of seven daughters, each named for a precious stone, and the plainest of them all. When her next-oldest sister gets married, her parents turn their attention to Amy, determined to marry her off to anyone that will have her – you see, unlike her sisters, she’s just not beautiful, and they don’t hold much hope for her. Determined not to be pawned off, she runs away and begins a fantastic adventure before starting her new life. While below the 9th grade reading level, it’s a wonderful story that’s easy to read, offering even the most reluctant reader a chance to engage in the Hero’s Journey debate.


Literary Theories:

Feminist Criticism