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I’ve been enjoying Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books–I finished the first one (The Wee Free Men) a few days ago and then got out the second (A Hat Full of Sky). I’ve tried Pratchett before and didn’t ever fall in love with his books. The emotional heart seemed to be missing; I’m not one for clever books at the moment and Pratchett is nothing if not clever. (As a side note: this is a recent thing. I think I would have really liked Pratchett in high school.) The Tiffany Aching books are funny and clever, but they’re also much more emotionally connected and I really like them. So if, like me, you’ve bounced off Pratchett’s wit in the past, I’d suggest trying one of these instead.