by Christopher Paolini
#1: I was 11 when I first read it
#2: It was during the lull before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
#3: I had not read Lord of the Rings or watched Star Wars
A hatchling, that is what you are. A hatchling struggling into the world.
Being a hatchling myself, just born into a genre that soon became my very favourite, it is definitely not a surprise that this book really captured my heart. Yes, I was young and naive, but I do not see why that diminishes the book’s intrinsic value.