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Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Firefly Letters (YA)


The Firefly Letters (YA)


This book, told in verse style, tells the story of Fredrika Bremer, a women's right pioneer.  Fredrika travels to Cuba and realizes that slavery and women being controlled run rampant in Cuba.  She begins to write about it and this book is based on her journals and letters.  This book is told through Fredrika, her translator (who happens to be a slave) Cecilia, and a fictionalized rich girl whose family Fredrika is staying with named Elena.  This book was a quick read.  It was interesting to read about an area that I am not familiar with and about a person I did not know anything about.  I enjoyed it.

2 comments:

  1. I've never read a book that's told in verse. I'm not sure if that's something I'd like or not.

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  2. They're usually quick reads. If you like YA realistic fiction, try a book by Ellen Hopkins.
    --Melissa

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