A quick review: This book, by Cynthia Voigt, is one that I can credit my obsession with youth fiction to. I was given it by an old friend about 10 years ago, and was hooked. I finally went out and bought myself a copy (and discovered that Voigt has turned it into a series, need to read the other two —On Fortune’s Wheel and Elske). I’m not sure if I liked it as much as I remembered, but I still was thoroughly captivated by the story. In short — Gwyn, a peasant, loathes the inequity among the people (and between the people and the Lords) and discovers the costume of Jackaroo, a folk legend among the people. She decides to become Jackaroo, to help those in need. Yes, it is a female Robin Hood character. It’s not an action-adventure book, though. It’s much more thoughtful and introspective, dealing with issues of class and worth and deserving. It’s a good read, though.