Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pope JoanPope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was fascinating! I always know when a book is well-written because I speed through it in a few days. That was exactly the case with this one. I couldn't put it down. The story is of a girl who loves to learn, but learning is not permitted for women in the middle ages. Joan finally gets around the problem by disguising herself as a man. Amazingly, she becomes incredibly successful, unfortunately, that means that if anyone ever discovers her secret she will be killed. The genre is historical fiction and I particularly loved the fact that the auther added and afterward discussing what parts of the story are historical and what parts are fiction.

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