Originally posted by -Mystery-
Oh yeah, Shelly! It really is an amazing book!
Now that I have read it I can only say AMAZING! It's a wonderful read as I have mentioned above, it's also a story of survival and trying to break through the pressures and create your own personality. It's a story of discovery both of yourself and the world. AND it's a happy ending. Not in a sense of they-married-and-lived-happily-ever-after sort of ending but a good and satisfying end.
I recommend it to everyone who likes fantasies at all!
Will definitely give it a try then.
I think you can probably try the Inheritence Trilogy by Christopher Paolini for an enjoyable read. the books are Eragon, Eldest and Brisinger (in that order). A movie was made from the first book but as usual the book was better. I'm on the second book now and it's really entertaining!)
Graceling from your description seems to have similar themes of finding your identity and your purpose in the world that are also present in the Inheritance books.