In Her Shoes
is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.

Featuring This Week:
Elsa from Das Mädchen aus Istland


The book got a very low ranking - and yes, a lot of that was Elsa's fault. I know she's only 12 or 13 in the beginning of the book, but hell, if she has such an urge to survive, she should have the spark to learn how to use her powers properly in order for that to happen. I just couldn't believe how naive she was, even as she got older, and how easily she let herself be pushed around. In addition, she's simply stupid. How she gets caught every time, I could just shake my head in disbelief. Furthermore, I've never met a 'heroine' so unattractive. Granted, she doesn't wear her own face, but still she's plain, and for that alone she should learn how to control her powers, since one of them is shapeshifting. I would've turned around the odds to my favor in no time, letting all those threatening dark figures dance to my tune, but she's just such a weakling and coward. I don't get why everyone is helping her... I can only hope she'll do better in the second book.

Alright, whose shoes have you stepped into this week?

> read my review of Das Mädchen aus Istland

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