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The Wee Free Men: A Tiffany Aching Novel (Discworld Novels) is the first in a series of five Discworld novels aimed at 9 -12 year olds. 

 

Tiffany wants to be a witch but doesn't know how to learn.  Her brother gets kidnapped and Tiffany embarks on an adventure to get him back. 

 

I normally enjoy children's fiction and have been eager to read Terry Pratchett for a while.  I didn't dislike this book and finished it but do not know what all the fuss is about. Perhaps I need to read a book aimed at grown-ups.

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I think maybe you need to get an idea of the Discworld first? As an adult, I mean. My daughters loved 'The Wee Free Men' and so did I.

 

The adult Discworld books start with 'The Colour of Magic', but it's one of his weakest books and might put you off. I should start with 'Guards, Guards! or even 'Going Postal'. Also, do you normally like fantasy books? If not, I don't suppose you will like Terry Pratchett. People who like him, rave about him, but plenty of people can't see what the fuss is about.

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The discworld series is one of my favourites.  It was something new when it started. Unfortunatley for those arriving fresh to the series, the first few two books are not the steongest.  However, I would not start at Guards Gurards!  I think Wyrd Sisters is a good starting point.  However it really is best to start right at the beginning - as long as you accept that the stories get better and better.

See https://www.fantasticfiction.com/p/terry-pratchett/

 

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