Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pretty Maids in a Row by Teri Kanefield

Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed ehre are my own.

I am and have always been a fan of time travel. Teri Kanefield is a master story teller when it comes to time travel stories. The main character is a fourteen year old girl named Mattie.  She and her parents are in France when she is transported into the body of Mary, Queen of Scots. Most time travel stories places the main character in the historical time period. This book drops the mai character into another body.  Mattie has to figure out whether she should do what she knows is best or make a decision that could change history.  This is an awesome way to do historical fiction.

One of the lessons, (yes, you knew there had to be a lesson) was about how life for women was different.  They were expected to behave a certain way and they were expected to stay in their place.  She also learned that some of her problems, time had not changed.  Like all of Teri's books I will proudly put this on my shelves at school. This is one I will also recommend to our school librarian, As long as Teri is writing books she will have a reader in me.  I highly recommend this book to all time travel fans or fans of the Tudor period.

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