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The Lady in the Tower by Marie-Louise Jensen
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Apr 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: annual-re-reads, historical-fiction

While things initially got off to a slow start, it didn't take long for things to pick up. I was thoroughly entranced with the main character, Eleanor, who Jensen had the sense to write as the age she is - 15. And the history was absolutely fascinating. Jensen's history was accurate, thorough, and completely enjoyable. I particularly loved the jousting tournament - I was literally on the edge of my seat. The ending was a bit too good to be true, but really, I wouldn't want it any other way.
There are some very adult themes in this book, which is why it's young adult. Also, the beheadings that Henry the VIII was so famous for are described here - not as gruesomely as they could be, but nevertheless something to be wary of if recommending to younger readers.

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