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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Chaperone

Book #95 Read in 2013
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone is a good work of historical fiction.  Cora is asked to be a chaperone to young Louise Brooks, who is going to New York City to dance.  Cora wants to go to New York City to revisit the orphanage where she grew up, to see if she can find out any information about her birth mother.  While Louise tests limits and tries to act like an adult, Cora investigates her background, befriends a German man named Joseph, and questions why she lives like she does. 

I really enjoyed Moriarty's writing.  This book flowed well and the characters were interesting and complex.  I recommend it.

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