Maid of the King’s Court

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This book was about a girl named Elizabeth who lived during King Henry VIII’s reign. The whole story was about her deciding who to marry: a rich man to please her father or the poor man whom she loves. I didn’t particularly like this book because I don’t enjoy reading about romance. In my opinion, her father was too bossy and greedy. He would rather get money by becoming the father-in-law of a noble than let his daughter choose who she wants to marry. I didn’t like how at one point Elizabeth and her friend had to bathe the queen. The description of that scene was a little too inappropriate. There was excessive discussion of mature and private subjects that would not be suitable for pre-teens. Although I didn’t particularly admire Katherine, Elizabeth’s cousin, I didn’t think a description of her being beheaded for committing adultery was necessary. The gory description of blood spattering that followed wasn’t my style. There was, however, nice descriptive language throughout this book, which eliminated the need for pictures. I thought that the ending was obvious.

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Author Lucy Worsley
Star Count 1/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Candlewick
Publish Date 2017-Mar-14
ISBN 9780763688066
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Issue July 2017
Category Tweens


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