Acorna: The Unicorn Girl #2020

Acorna: The Unicorn Girl By Anne McCaffrey Margaret Ball John Ennis Acorna The Unicorn Girl She was just a little girl with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead funny looking feet beautiful silver hair and several curious powers the ability to purify air and water make plants grow
  • Title: Acorna: The Unicorn Girl
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey Margaret Ball John Ennis
  • ISBN: 9780606255202
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Acorna: The Unicorn Girl By Anne McCaffrey Margaret Ball John Ennis She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet KezdetShe was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a place where no questions are asked and the girl might grow up free.But Kezdet has its own dark secret The prosperity of the planet is based on a hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by The Piper a mystery man with special plans for Acorna and her powers But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom loving young women, and Acorna has special plans all her own.
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    1. Anne McCaffrey Margaret Ball John Ennis

      Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD Harvard , Colonel USA Army retired , and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent She had two brothers Hugh McCaffrey deceased 1988 , Major US Army, and Kevin Richard McCaffrey, still living.Anne was educated at Stuart Hall in Staunton Virginia, Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures.Her working career included Liberty Music Shops and Helena Rubinstein 1947 1952 She married in 1950 and had three children Alec Anthony, b 1952, Todd, b.1956, and Georgeanne, b.1959.Anne McCaffrey s first story was published by Sam Moskowitz in Science Fiction Magazine and her first novel was published by Ballantine Books in 1967 By the time the three children of her marriage were comfortably in school most of the day, she had already achieved enough success with short stories to devote full time to writing Her first novel, Restoree, was written as a protest against the absurd and unrealistic portrayals of women in s f novels in the 50s and early 60s It is, however, in the handling of broader themes and the worlds of her imagination, particularly the two series The Ship Who Sang and the fourteen novels about the Dragonriders of Pern that Ms McCaffrey s talents as a story teller are best displayed.She died at the age of 85, after suffering a massive stroke on 21 November 2011.Obituaries Locus, GalleyCat.

    738 thoughts on “Acorna: The Unicorn Girl”

    1. Magical and dazzling, this peculiar fantasy novel about a girl who is part unicorn is one of the most interesting books I ve read so far this year Although at times I thought it was veering off the path of imaginative and becoming typical, I still really enjoyed it.


    2. I read this as part of a big cleaning out of the many books I ve purchased since my teen years, but never actually read I expected it to be an earnest story about a unicorn girl named Acorna nonetheless and as such possibly humorously bad One mark in its favor is that there was a very definite wry tone to the narrative, so most silliness seems intentional But that s pretty much the only mark in its favor.Sadly, this book is justd It s badly written and badly structured, with constant POV changes [...]


    3. SynopsisWhen their demise is imminent, a mother and father jettison their newborn daughter from their spaceship to save her life When she is found by three guys in a mining ship, they name her Acorna, but know nothing about the alien race from which she hails Acorna develops both physically and mentally faster than expected, and shows both intelligence and healing powers When a threat is made on her life, it s up to Acorna and her three caretakers to keep her from harm.The first in a long series [...]


    4. Okay, this is going to be of a review for the entire series of Acorna books because, well, there are alot of them and I would get carpal tunnel if I wrote an individual review of each book.Basically this is the story of 2 asteroid miners who come across a strange space pod that has a little girl that resembles a unicorn inside of it As she is only a baby and there is no one to care for her, they quickly adopt her This creates all sorts of problems as she is highly sought after as proof of alien [...]


    5. Recently I watched a review for The Last Unicorn , it was based on a book, however when I went looking for the book I couldn t find it I found this book however Having read all of the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey I decided to give this series a try.This was an enjoyable book It seemed to lack somewhat in characterization and plot My memories of Dragonriders are a little fuzzy as it was several years ago I read them, but it seems they were much better written These books boil dow [...]


    6. I found this book in my school library when I started grade 9, and I thought it sounded like the absolute most ridiculous book in the history of the world I spent the next three years making fun of it, and my friends and I even had a sort of inside joke about it I mean, come on This is a story about an orphaned girl who has a unicorn horn sticking out of her forehead Puh lease In grade 11, I finally read it, sort of as a joke, and it turned out to actually be pretty good, when it comes to scienc [...]



    7. This is a re read of a series I first picked up in my early teens and have re read a couple of times since Acorna is the first book in that series I would describe the series as a sci fi fantasy mash up it has space travel, futuristic technology, and aliens, but it also has a unicorn girl with magical healing powers who is hailed as various goddesses incarnate and saves enslaved children from evil slavers Is it any good Well, let s just say I enjoyed bits of it than other parts.The first part o [...]


    8. I had heard of the late author Anne McCaffrey but had never felt curious enough to read her young adult series Then I came upon Acorna, decided, what the heck, and picked it up I am so very glad I did.This book grabbed me and sucked me in right from the get go The characters are real if you know what I mean well as real as a girl with a silver horn unicorn can be This story, at least the first half reminds me very much of another of my favorite authors Anne Bishop and the book Written in Red a s [...]


    9. I am not usually one for sci fi books, but there is the occational novel that breaks that barrer and this is one of them A suprisingly futuristic take on fantasy elements, this series is a fantastic read.Three astroid miners find an escape pod from an unknown alien race in which they find a curiously built infant girl With no other option available, they take to raising the child and come to care for her But the story builds as Acorna seeks to find her way the world and battle the corrupt slave [...]


    10. I found this story to be fresh and creative While the mystery of Acorna the unicorn girl was the center of the book I found the other characters to be funny, protective and cool I could see each of them as if they were living and breathing in front of me on a screen Her details were also extremely imaginative without giving so much that I was unable to picture things myself This is the book that made me an Anna McCaffrey Fan D


    11. Ooh, I thought Unicorns Anne McCaffrey is supposed to be good, right Played straight, this could be enchanting, or if it s tongue in cheek, all the better But alas, I was too old to swallow this one I should have listened to the cover s warning My favorite thing about it was deconstructing its flaws.


    12. I borrowed this from the library because the premise, frankly, is hilarious It s a UNICORN PERSON AN ALIEN UNICORN PERSON SHE CAN PURIFY PLANTS AND WATER AND HEAL THINGS AND SHE HAS HOOVES FOR FEET OH MY GOD.It s like ridiculous sci fi candy.




    13. Okay, just no.I always wanted to read this book as I read a few of Anne McCaffrey s books when I was younger I enjoyed them, as they had dragons and I absolutely love dragons.But this Despite it having a Unicorn Girl, the thing that really ticked me off was the religion aspect.Anne McCaffrey skewered up Islam in her novel, presumingly updating the already existing religion with her own preferences, etc Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was the seal of the Prophets The Quran is perfection, never [...]


    14. This book started out with a highly emotional scene that had me tearing up a little by the end, even though I didn t know the characters, but it went downhill from there I think part of the problem is that it s a little too heavy on the science stuff in the first chapters for my taste That bored me and led to me not connecting to Acorna or the miners who rescued her After that I never really could get into the story, though it did have its good moments, especially after the group came to Kezdet [...]


    15. My wife recommended this novel, and I was entertained by the story of Acorna, the Unicorn Girl This novel feels like it s targeted at tween teen girls, but guys of any age will enjoy the story.Acorna is an interesting character, though you need to just ignore the cover since the artist doesn t do her justice The other characters somewhat stereotyped are lightly detailed, and do not have any nuances The biggest flaw of the story is that everything comes very easy without creating too much tension [...]


    16. If you can get past the pretense a unicorn girl with magical powers it s a nice read It brings up some dark subjects rape and child labor but otherwise is a light novel All the characters are tend to be perfect book characters smart, caring but a hint of personality Either gruff, or suave or nerdy or innocent etc and everything tends to work out perfectly A nice, light read.


    17. I first read this in high school or college and kept it on my shelves knowing it s want to read it again someday I m glad I did It s beautifully written and features such charming characters The miners are endearing and Acorna is a dream come true I mean, she s a unicorn AND a beautiful genius girl who could give Mother Theresa some sainthood competition.


    18. I ve loved this book for years McAffrey delivers fully fleshed out characters in action packed adventures across engaging scenery on several planets and Scarborough appealed to my intense love of languages and etemology by creating an exquisite base structure for the Linyaari language.





    19. Wonderfully written and interesting Couldn t put it down, everyone needs a hero Anne McCaffrey is a wonderful author with a unique way to tell a story


    20. Science fiction for youth about a girl from another planet, with some of the characteristics of a unicorn, who deals with the unpleasant problem of childhood slavery.


    21. I had read this a long time ago, and didn t remember how little of it was from Acorna s POV I love the book, though.



    22. good book a few jump cuts to age Acorna up, but in a good way enjoyable and highly recommended good narrative with twists and turns and still some worry for our hero despite her invunerabilities


    23. This is a great book, full of humor and excitement As of July 2017 I ve read this book three or four times, and I will definitely read it again in the future.


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