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A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner
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May 07, 12

bookshelves: children-s, fiction, historical-fiction, mysteries
Read in May, 2012

Yay, a mystery for middle schoolers and enjoyable! An underrepresented genre for children and yet it appeals to so many of them. In this terrific read a daughter witnesses the murder of her father at the hands of Queen Elizabeth's courtiers. Terrified and scared for her life she escapes to York and finds herself disguised as a boy in the cathedral choir. What ensues is friendship, drama, and court intrigue as Alice tries to evade capture and discovery. The characters are charming though one could easily argue not very authentic for the time. However the humor and comradeship between the boys in the choir and Alice would appeal to any middle schoolers. Definitely a book for both boys and girls.
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