Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning "The Golden Compass" is the first in the "His Dark Materials" series, which continues with "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass".
(From the Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction shelf.)