This book, though not very long, is so inspiring! It inspired me to write poetry from age six, and I can quote many of the poems inside it! A great reThis book, though not very long, is so inspiring! It inspired me to write poetry from age six, and I can quote many of the poems inside it! A great read(even for inexperienced readers; I read it when I was six)!!!...more
The Fool’s Girl is a story about young Violetta, a duchessa to-be. Her country in shambles, Violetta and Feste the clown go to LThe Fool’s Girl Review
The Fool’s Girl is a story about young Violetta, a duchessa to-be. Her country in shambles, Violetta and Feste the clown go to London in pursuit of the evil Malvolio who has stolen a mysterious holy relic that is her country’s greatest treasure. They must create a plot to capture the relic with the help of famous playwright William Shakespeare. It’s uncertain where the trail is leading until Violetta’s childhood love, Stephano, steps into the story. Who can Violetta and Feste trust? Is this tale a comedy or a tragedy? Violetta is a strong female character. Taking after her mother in beauty, charm and strong will, she will rest at nothing to save her country, Illyria. “ ‘Tell her all of it,’ Guido said. ‘They want to keep the relic,’ he said. ‘In San Marco’ ‘What?’ Violetta stared at him. ‘Oh no! I will not go back without it. I have vowed to return it to our own cathedral, where it belongs…’”(Rees, 172). Stephano wishes to return to Illyria to be married, but Violetta will not settle with the relic under Venetian control as payment for they’re help. Violetta can’t come hone empty handed. She had already sworn to herself as she saw her country go up in flames that she would get the relic back from Malvolio and bring it back to the cathedral. Throughout the story, William is amazed at how this fallen duchessa still wins the hearts and minds of everyone she meets. He is so fascinated with her story that he even writes a play about it. “She gripped Stephano’s hand more tightly than ever, her eyes wide, and watched, fascinated, as the story that she had told Master Shakespeare, the story of her mother’s arrival in Illyria, took place before her eyes.”(Rees, 294) Though William saw how she seemed to win people over, Violetta had no idea she had an effect on anyone. So to see that Will had paid that much attention surprised her. Violetta is an unforgettable character, as well as her companion Feste. Together they are an unstoppable duo. But can they defeat Malvolio and his forces?