I LOVED this book!!!!! Katsa and Po are such interesting characters and I fell in love with the story of their adventures. I didnt want to put down the book, so I didn't (my apologies to the teachers whose classes I ignored while I read Graceling instead). It is simply awful the life that Gracelings have to live simply because they are Graced. Because they have a special talent, Gracelings are forced to be a slave of their king and to be shunned for life. I can't wait to read the sequel to Graceling!!!!!