This is a very neat little retelling/fictitious diary of Marie Antoinette’s younger years, and her days before she becomes the notorious Queen of France. The author uses her imagination to invent a childhood for Marie that girls today may relate to, and all the events leading up to her arranged marriage and the obscene pomp and pageantry she must endure at Versailles. This book, like others of its kind, paints Marie Antoinette as a sympathetic character and was originally a Scholastic Royal Diary. It would be interesting to read this and then follow it up with Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund, and then perhaps Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud, A Novel of the French Revolution, to get the whole scope of Marie’s life and death.
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