Love love LOVED this book! Since finishing it, I am hooked to Shannon Hale and I just started my third book by her.
I love Miri. Her character is developed so well. She's lovable, sincere, true to herself, and exactly what you hope her to be. The story kind of reminds me of "How to Train Your Dragon." She doesn't fit in and isn't a quarry worker like everyone else. Yet she uses her unique gifts to bring hope and prosperity to her village. I seriously reread parts because I was so enthralled! Thanks for recommending it!