Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels)

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But this book is about more than just a young magical girl on a journey. It is also about the silliness of gender stereotypes...The book also teaches readers that both women and men can do anything, in this case wizardry.
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.

 

About Terry Pratchett

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 251 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, Science & Math. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Crystal McNeal on Aug 05 2010

But this book is about more than just a young magical girl on a journey. It is also about the silliness of gender stereotypes...The book also teaches readers that both women and men can do anything, in this case wizardry.

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Reviewed by Kenneth Andrews on Jun 18 2010

Equal Rites must have been a very odd book to fans of the Discworld series when it was first published, with its thoughtful passages on the nature of men and women and their varying approach to life and magic...It is very very highly recommended.

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