Books by Anne McCaffrey
Three of the books in the Pern series group together as the Harper Hall Trilogy.
Well-evoked loneliness and despair of the sensitive girl musician caught friendless in a place where little music is needed, and certainly none from a girl. The final third of the book is less engaging, although it does show the efforts of the new Harper, Elgion, to widen the outlook of the Sea Holder and his people.
Coping with, Growing-Up, SciFi
Menolly is brought by the Masterharper to the Harper Hall on the far side of Pern.
Feminist theme but without a tub-thumping style. Stylistically little more than an extension of [Dragonsong] but fitting in with the others in the series, with which it runs parallel. A nice story essentially about forging friendships.
Coping with, SciFi
Attitude: Take Care
Set on a future Earth colony, settled by colonists wanting to escape the wars and pollution &c.