Books Alanna The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce Paperback, 274 pages, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, List Price: $8.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAlannaSubtitleThe First AdventureAuthorTamora Pierce Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Eleven-year-old Alanna wants to be a knight. Her brother Thom wants to be a wizard. So she disguises herself as a boy and the two switch places, leading Alanna to a lifetime of adventure as the Kingdom of Tortall's first Lady Knight. Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Tamora Pierce Sandry's Book Wild Magic Trickster's Choice Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Alanna Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.