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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. Michelle Cooper says, “A Brief History of Montmaray began with the idea of a teenage girl sitting on a castle wall and writing in her diary. I decided that she was. 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.

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I wasn’t fond of every little detail of this book, which I almost never am with YA, and the plot felt a bit all over the place at certain points, with lots of important stuff happening in very little time, but still. Oct 17, Jasmine rated it liked it Shelves: This story will appeal to anyone with a taste for history or a calling for adventure.

Sophia was at the heart, watching her family and seeing what mattered to her. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. But Princess Sophia is the storyteller of the FitzOsborne clan, and in A Brief History of Montmaraythrough her journal she tells the story of the late months ofas tensions simmer in a Europe on the brink of war.

I doubt there are too many young adult novelists writing about those kinds of girls these days. The books that you clutch to your chest and hope to share with your future kids.

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Please enter your name. And that is exactly what this book gives us.

The second was that the story is told through diary entries which in no way sounded true to that format—way too much detail and dialog. When Sophie receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island.

She worked as a speech and language p Michelle Cooper writes novels for teenagers. Oh, and gotta love an author who mentions in her notes that she used some biographies about the Mitfords to help her with the historical setting! I didn’t cry when Sophia is the heart of her family all along.

Website template by Arcsin. A few tears may have been on the verge of shedding while reading this book.

A Brief History of Montmaray

Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. I loved this book surprisingly much!

He feels around himself, even if he isn’t as book learned as his fellows. Toby tried to keep people happy by laughing and denying his own pain of loving someone he couldn’t have.

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For all of her disparaging, self-deprecating remarks about how she isn’t as clever as Veronica, Sophia has a way with words. This reader hopes there is a sequel.

I became so attached to all the princes and princesses of Montmaray. They are so ridiculous it is kinda cute.

A Brief History of Montmaray

Well folks, the fact that I’m writing this review a second time, three years later should say something. See all 3 questions about A Brief History of Montmaray….


Don’t get me wrong, all the character’s in this novel were beautifully layered and kept blossoming until the very end, but it was the protagonist, Sophie FitzOsbone who settled into a special little monhmaray of my heart. On histoyr character front, the other FitzOsbornes and supporting cast are similarly well done – Veronica with her insufferable logic is a wonderful counterpart to Sophia’s more emotional and less-self-assured perspective; Toby’s effervescence, even told secondhand through letters, is contagious; Harry’s tomboyish prickliness is endearing.

Aug 24, Shoug rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Preview this item Preview this item.

Self-ap December 11, It’s not the perfect book for everyone, but for those who love I Capture the Castle and Code Name Verity, it should be a very good fit.

Michelle Cooper

Loved them even more this time. Islands — Juvenile fiction. She day dreams about a guy who doesn’t notice her as more than a little kid. Feb 19, Book Concierge rated it it was ok Shelves: Secondary senior high school: