I was an odd child. I preferred solitude and books, and the witch was always the most interesting part of the fairy tale. For these reasons, I believe Tiffany Aching and I would have been the best of friends. (Plus, my dad is also a fan of puns, so we could have bonded over that burden.) Tiffany isn't the usual child growing up on the Chalk; she has first sight and second thoughts, and fairy-land is pushing through the border of her reality. Of course, since this is a Terry Pratchett book, you should know the fairy queen thirsts for blood, the Pictsies keep getting kicked out for drinking, and a dream can kill you in the most agonizing of ways. This is one of my gift books--every copy I find, I buy and give away. There is so much to this story, and it's always welcome. Read it.
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.