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The Académie (2012)

by Susanne Dunlap(Favorite Author)
3.15 of 5 Votes: 4
1599905868 (ISBN13: 9781599905860)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
review 1: This novel was pure trash. The characters were unpredictable and annoying. If a boy looked at them or another girl it must be because he loves them and wants to marry them and all other thoughts are out the window. The sheer amount of times the who likes who changed in this book was insane. By the end I was actually yelling at the book each time the love triangles changed or some new crazy-pants piece of drama came up.
review 2: Interesting premise, based on historical research by the author, who discovered that three girls, relatives of very famous historical figures, all attended a famous private school in Franch during 1799- Napoleon's younger sister Caroline, Hortense, daughter of his wife Josephine, and Eliza, daughter of future U.S. president James Mo
... morenroe. However, if you are not very familiar with French history from that turbulent revolutionary period, you might find this story confusing. It is a bit difficult to keep all the facts straight & remember who all the girls are & how they fit into the story. Taking a bit of literary license, the author placed them all at L'Academie Nationale the same year, when in fact they attended at different times. But if you love the intrigues of a girls' boarding school & French history, don't miss this one! less
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Easy read, but didn't like the characters. Full review soon at TheYoungFolks.com.
It wasn't bad. It was kind of slow at first, but was bittersweet in the end.
3.5 really. I liked the characters, but the plot was too outlandish or me.
Not for me. I didn't realize the protagonist was so young (14).
I enjoyed it. Full review to follow.
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