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The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse
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Sep 01, 10

bookshelves: ya-fiction
Read in August, 2010

An interesting look at medieval life that might get some teens interested in the period. For me Johanna, the main character, was a bit inconsistent. Yes, she is literally and emotionally on a journey, but her jump to self-confidence and self-reliance needed more internal monologue to flesh it out. In general I would have enjoyed more details about the period, but I imagined Barnhouse wanted to keep the story moving along for younger readers.
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