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The Lost Crown by Sarah  Miller
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Nov 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bookreviewcenter, youngadult
Read in November, 2011

Recommended for gr. 7-up. I found the constantly changing point of view to be a bit confusing (the chapters are narrated by the Romanov daughters) although each chapter is headed by the narrator's name as well as the date and place. The cast of characters at the beginning was very helpful, as was a list of Russian words and phrases. Also included is an epilogue, author's notes, historical photographs, and websites and books for further reading.

Although fictional, this account of the Romanov family from August 1917 to July 1918 is well researched and shows the reader how quickly things went downhill for them. Each daughter gives her pieces of the narrative her own personality, and although they are fairly sheltered from the outside events, they try to keep their spirits up and cope with the changes imposed on them. A very good addition to a historical fiction collection.

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