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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Okay, it’s still not perfect. Jan 12, Minutes Young Adult Buy. But, the ending was so much the opposite that I bumped it up a notch.

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By the time things really pick up toward the last third of the book, I was so completely and totally involved with the story, I missed my stop on the subway. This story will make you laugh and it will histoyr your heart and make you cry before it’s over. Sophie is one of the most charming narrators since I Capture The Castle.

I think I simply found this one beief late to be receptive to many of its charms. Christabella Designs; cover photos: What would make a princess interesting to me?

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Oct 13, Pages Young Adult Buy. Oct 13, Pages Young Adult. As the months pass, Sophia provides insight to the lives of her family in Montmaray, their struggles and their daily routines – and then the danger that strikes when a pair of men in a ship flying a swastika flag lands on their sovereign island.


They live in a castle. The plot starts slow but halfway through it picks up and doesn’t let go until the very end. The girls matter-of-factly face a unique set of circumstances that, to them, are simply ordinary life.

Just examples of stuff which seemed a bit out of the blue plot wise. Publishers Weekly – Children’s Book Reviews. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Well, however hard and unbelievable it all seems, this author has managed it. It was as bad as the day we buried George.

This analogy might not work well for someone who doesn’t find Tarantino to be funny, I realize. The E-mail Address es field is required. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. brkef

The elements did not quite add up to charm for me. Cousin Veronica bordered on being too Mary Sue perfect.

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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. Plus there were carrier pigeons, storms, and Nazi attacks! So, when an offer comes from an aunt for Sophie and her cousin Veronica to come to England, Sophie is torn between her desire to see Historry and her loyalty to Montmaray. I like the sequel even better! You may send this item to up to five recipients.


Nov 11, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is classified as “historical fiction” and while the entire Montmaray family and “kingdom” is the fiction aspect, many key figures and events of WWII are woven into the story montmaaray skillfully and seamlessly.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item This is an enjoyable, gripping and fascinating rendering that will delight all readers and leave them wanting to hear more. Sophia understands the kid’s desperation to be outside onesself and making things happen, even as she’s the sole family member to want things to stop and happen as they are.

The histort doesn’t matter as much okay, there are growing pains and it matters more in the first book than the second. historj

The unexpected plot twists and turns left me reeling time and time again. With as many FitzOsborne royal highnesses 4 on the island, with one prince heir studying at Eton as there are inhabitants, the handful of countrymen and women hardly stand on ceremony – especially considering monrmaray threadbare and impoverished the royal family actually is.

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Hardcoverpages. A brief history of Montmaray. A Brief History of Montmaray, apparently! This book was magic.