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Spirited Away: A Novel Of The Stolen Irish (2000)

by Maggie Plummer(Favorite Author)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book delves into the history of how the Irish were rounded up by Oliver Cromwell’s men in the 1600s and made slaves. This story takes a 13-year-old girl—Freddy (Frederika) and her sister who are stolen and taken to Barbados and sold as slaves to sugar plantations. This story takes place over 3-1/2 years in the life of Freddy. The atrocities committed were terrible, but I liked reading a snatch of history that I didn’t know about.
review 2: Part of the reason for my low review is this book isn't quite what I was expecting.It is set in a neglected part of history during Cromwell's reign of terror in Ireland when many Irish were kidnapped and brought to islands on the Caribbean to serve as slaves on sugar cane plantations. I appreciated that aspect of t
... morehe novel, however the author also mashes a romance into that setting that didn't really fit or interest me.The storylines about slave rebellions and harsh life on the plantations help give historical context and are the better parts. It gets dragged down when large sections are repeated about the teenage Irish slave girl's conflicted feelings over a couple men, the caring of her babies, and the type of food she makes as the house slave. less
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This one was intense and sorrowful, but hard to put down.... historical value and captivating story.
I enjoyed it. I read it pretty quickly. I wanted the story to continue...
And they lived happily ever after!
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