The 48

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The 48 is about a secret government organization that sends two excited teenage twin boys to the 1500s. This is the twins’ first mission, and it’s very important to them. Their mission is to stop the marriage of Henry VIII and Lady Jane. They thought it would be an easy mission, but they run into some complications.

This is a perfect book for anyone interested in the 1500s because it talks about people’s lifestyle during that time period. This story has a bit of a slow and dragging start. It was slow because there was only conversation and no excitement to get me hooked to it. While I was reading, it sounded like the author was just putting words together. However, when you get to the middle, there is so much going on—for example, drama and life or death situations. There is also a romance that is forbidden because of their job. At that point, the book was very compelling and made me want to read more. I did find it hard to understand at some points because the author made the characters speak like they were from the 1500s.

In the 1500s, everybody spoke very different from the way we do now. They talked and wrote more formally. This book stands out because the setting is in the past and the main characters are identical twins. A lot of the characters’ problems and successes are nothing like people today would experience. Because of this, the characters were not easy to relate to, but they were very exciting. The twins did repeat things a lot, and they were predictable. The plot was intriguing and seemed real on some parts.

The book has 382 pages and has no pictures. I would recommend this book for teenagers and adults because there is some foul language. There are also some gruesome parts that would not be appropriate for little kids. The formatting of the book and the font made it very easy to read. The cover of the book is very attractive and caught my eye when looking through the book. I think the font on the cover was pretty and stood out. The author did a good job on creating the summary on the back. All in all, this was a good book, and I do recommend reading it some time.

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Author Donna Hosie
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Holiday House
Publish Date 2018-Sep-04
ISBN 9780823438563
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Issue January 2019
Category Young Adult


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