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Sharon Stewart. The Princess in the Tower
Scholastic  $14.99  ISBN 0-439-96103-3  245 pg.
Reviewed by Aleen, Age 11

“Well I will give them the account they want. Why not? They’ve kept me locked up and silent long enough. So I will write of the events I remember, and the facts I know. That will satisfy them.”

After being silenced for years, a young princess is finally able to tell her tale. The Princess in the Tower takes place during the French Revolution and is about the princess of France, Marie Thérèse. When Marie and her family are forced to live in a moldy castle in Paris instead of their beautiful palace in Versailles, her life turns upside down. Suddenly, Marie’s family is taken from her and she wonders if she will ever see them again.

I really enjoyed reading Sharon Stewart’s The Princess in the Tower. It is a captivating tale that you won’t want to put down for a second. Some parts of the story were difficult to follow so I would recommend this book to a more advanced reader.

I rate this historical fiction novel 3 stars.

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