Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

The Hidden Diary of Marie AntoinetteThe Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a fun find from my local Little Free Library. I liked the more personal approach to history, and I've never met a journal/diary style novel that I didn't enjoy on some level. My biggest critique is the pacing/dates in this fictional diary. Sometimes "Marie Antoinette" didn't write for months or close to a year. Yeah, she explained why (people finding out about the secret diary, not having "time")...but this is fiction! The trivialities of real diary-keeping shouldn't factor in so much--at least not to where it affects the storytelling.

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