Confessions of Marie Antoinette: A Novel

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Having just covered the history of Marie Antoinette and France in my history class and finding I thoroughly enjoyed it, I was immediately swept away with this novel. With so much of the royal family’s history destroyed when they were overthrown, you can only speculate who Marie really was and her struggles as both a queen and mom. Confessions of Marie Antoinette retells the horrid story of the French Revolution, their families attempt to escape, and their ill-fated lives imprisoned up until the bitter end. The author gives Marie her own personality, full of love, compassion, honesty and eagerness to protect her children at all costs.

I found this book to move quickly and the characters are very easy to like and feel like you really know them. There were quite a few French words I couldn’t figure out, and the author, Juliet Grey, did little to provide meaning so I had to continue on with the story unclear of precisely what was being said or happening. Other than that, this book was phenomenal, and I would recommend it as a must read for both young adults and adults alike!

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Author Juliet Grey
Star Count 4/5
Format Mass
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish Date 9/24/2013
ISBN 9780345523907
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Issue January 2014
Category Historical Fiction


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