Dragonswood is a wonderful fantasy which I hope will inspire other children and adults like it did me. I think that the author did a very good job, though the plot may be a little confusing at times. But if you are a determined reader then I see no problem that would make you stop.
Tess [the main character] has a strong mind that would inspire any girl with her determination. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did, because this is a heck of a good book!