The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

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Lyra’s carefree existence changes forever when she and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, first prevent an assassination attempt against her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, and then overhear a secret discussion about a mysterious entity known as Dust. Soon she and Pan are swept up in a dangerous game involving disappearing children, a beautiful woman with a golden monkey dæmon, a trip to the far north, and a set of allies ranging from “gyptians” to witches to an armor-clad polar bear.

One of the best adventure books I’ve ever read.  I love Lyra’s brusque attitude, courage, and the part of her soul that is Pan.  If you could have a creature that mirrored your soul, like their daemons, what would it be?    – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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