A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Aug 2, A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Michelle Cooper writes novels for teenagers. But, still, the best I can say of it is that if you give this to a young girl and she likes it, then this is the gateway drug to a host of way awesomer books. Pitting hstory dying monarchy against the rush of the modern world, Cooper has crafted a sort of updated Gothic romance where sweeping adventure plays equal with fluttering hearts; and without ever leaving the confines of the tiny island or landing a single kiss, Sophie finds no shortage of both.

If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worthless. It was these soldiers trespassing on your home, breaking briev entering, with a gun! This is somewhat derivative, it strongly brings to mind I Capture the Castleup to secondary characters names Simonand as well in type o Meh. Call Veronica out on it, somebody!


Cooper’s taut pacing and strong characters make this a powerful historical novel. If you don’t enjoy princess tales, you might nevertheless enjoy this princess tale, and the fiercely independent, precocious princesses who make it such a beautiful, delightful tale of survival. x

The other good thing about MarchHare is that we can climb out the top-story windows onto the roof and look into the hospital next door, which is very educational.


When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. I wish there were more YA novels being written with such a wonderful setting as this one.

Sadly I found the pacing glacial and the diary format limiting. Consider maybe Azorean emigration patterns for example. And ultimately, that’s what it comes down to, right? Mar 30, Pam rated it did not like it Shelves: I have already had two detentions, one for missing Games on Saturday and one for not doing Latin prep.

There’s a girl who insists she’s a boy, and there is speculation that two of the characters are engaged in a homosexual relationship, but that’s about it. The surface is the story of three princesses living in a medieval castle almost on a tiny rocky outcrop in the Atlantic, among the last few residents of the miniscule kingdom of Montmaray. Even assuming the unbelievable generosity of passing ships to make stops to take passengers without charging passages!

It’s a teen book that feels more like a YA, the young narrator has a tremendous crush on another character. Tell Veronica to come and live in my trunk so she can secretly do my Latin prep for me. But then, of course, brieef the other aspect of the novel that separates the FitzOsbornes from the Mortmains – and that would be the historical context, what with Nazis and a quest to find a particular ancient artifact, and what not.

It’s the kind of book that seems so effortless, it could only have come from an immense writing talent. From the map on the book Montmaray seems biggish, the size of say, Madeira. If only I’d checked them out preemptively! All of the characters truly come to life and become flesh and blood before the reader’s eyes.


The books montmarwy recommend to everyone. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. Sometimes I wonder what fantasy realms other supposedly serious adults may inhabit brieg they nod off. Sophia’s sister is the youngest princess who’d kontmaray be a prince, thank you very much ; her brother, the prince, is away studying in England. The Brief History of Montmaray ends on a cliffhanger!

A brief history of Montmaray

The politics of Euro Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. The e A couple of months ago, a friend sent a histroy list of recommended YA reads.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONTMARAY by Michelle Cooper | Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly – Children’s Book Reviews. Not really original, kinda wears their influences on most of the outfit if one is being honest, but what she does right is really hard to do and better, I think, than if.

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See Kf Wein’s masterful Code Name Verity Ana’s reviewmy reviewwhich pushes the envelope of disbelief, but is so damn good you’re easily able to forgive any of the minor narrative hurdles. The girls matter-of-factly face a unique set of circumstances that, to them, are simply ordinary life.

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