The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Series: His Dark Materials #2
This one was even more heart wrenching and dynamic than the first. Secrets are revealed, new alliances are made. And in the end you are left on the edge of your seat filled with questions and fears. Lyra’s character grows not necessarily in maturity but in dimension… as Shrek would say her onion grows more layers. Will is both beloved and feared, the epitome of humanity. The lines between sides are almost indistinguishable. I think every person finds themselves craving a companion such as a daemon. Pullman creates a world filled with beauties and terrors.