PROTECTOR OF THE SMALL reading information

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Another excellent series from Tamora.  Some sources will tell you it's for Middle-graders, but that depends.  There is profanity and sexual references.

4.17 Stars from 21,019 GoodReaders 

Keladry of Mindelan ("Kel") is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that lets girls train to be knights.  In this book she is put on probation by her training master.  But it's the boys that present a huge problem.  Their prejudice and their tradition of hazing which she declares war on.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 54,853
Page Count:  246
Accelerated Reading level: 5.3 / points: 8.0
AR quiz: 44707
Lexile: 760L

4.14 Stars from 18,216 GoodReaders

In this book, Kel grows up.  She gets her period and a serious crush on Neal.  In general, this is a book about growing up and coping with fears.  Finding yourself.

Word Count: 61,436
Accelerated Reading level: 5.4 / points: 9.0
AR quiz: 45795
Lexile: 730L

4.20 Stars from 19,137 GoodReaders

The legendary Lord Raoul chooses Kel to be his squire, much to the dismay of the court  conservatives.  Some think it's out of pity, and that the Lady Knight Alana asked the favor of him. 

Adventure is taken to the next level as Raoul gives Kel more leeway to prove herself.  And on top of everything else, Kel finds herself the 'parent' of a baby Griffin.

Word Count: 95,520
Accelerated Reading level: 5.6 / points: 15.0
AR quiz: 49790
Lexile: 730L

4.23 Stars from 18,888 GoodReaders

It's war with Scanra.  And where is Kel placed?  In charge of a refugee camp.  She's steaming made about being behind the lines, but she deals with her responsibilities and proves herself at last, so none may doubt.

Word Count: 101,390
Accelerated Reading level: 5.6 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 61332
Lexile: 770L

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