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Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks
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Dec 12, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, young-adult-fiction
Read on December 06, 2011

Historic fiction written by the author of Indian in the Cupboard. I was instantly intrigued by the plot: Two baby tiger cubs are stolen from their mother in an African jungle and brought back to Rome. One is given to the Caesar's daughter as a pet, the other is destined to a life of killing at the Colosseum.

This book could have been brilliant. It was interesting, but it lacked details that could have made it great. Aurelia, the main character, the daughter of Caesar, wasn't fully developed. I think the book really went down hill for me when Aurelia gives up her worship of the ancient Roman gods and begins to secretly practice Christianity.

I liked it, but it could have been seriously awesome - and it wasn't.

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