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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This is somewhat derivative, it strongly brings to mind I Capture the Castleup to secondary characters names Simonand as well in type o Meh.

As the title implies, a fair amount of history is revealed, all of it accurate except for the ruling family and the island itself. The Holy Grail montmaraay O An excellent start. Sophie and her delightfully quirky family are the last descendents of the royal family of Montmaray, a small, remote and all but abandoned island off the coast of Spain.

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Looking for More Great Reads? Besides the worldbuilding looking very flimsy, the plot also seemed very flimsy on a few things.

It’s a cast of characters that, in less skilled authorial hands, could be laughable characatures but here it all seems absolutely plausible: It felt honest and real and a good counterpart to all the other vivid characters of the story. Cooper has created one of the most interesting and likeable characters I have come across in brieef long time.


Knopf Books for Young Readers in October, Kinda like in the Harry Potter films that have Hermione already know the mmontmaray instead of Harry doing his own legwork that’s why I loved Harry so much.

I won’t talk about how much I appreciated the detailed but never overbearing world building and unpredictable plot twists, no no, that simply won’t do. Trivia About A Brief History o WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. But a lot of that is histody second book and I should save it for another review.

And she loves him? Consider maybe Azorean emigration patterns for nontmaray. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. I think this is what all good historical fiction is about–giving you characters you really care about and enticing you to read THEIR story, while along the way you might actually learn something–or remember something that you forgot from much less interesting textbooks.

Michelle Cooper

This is what happened tonight, every single terrible thing that I can remember. In amongst all the war and family troubles, she still had time to write about her crushes. It has a lot going for it, but something is still missing. Diaries — Juvenile fiction. It’s because it’s true! And then I was crying! That said, the book did not amaze me as it did so many of the people that recommended it. Sep 15, Virginia Messina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Had Sacks been travelling in the s, Montmaray would have been on his itinerary, a tiny island in the Bay of Biscay, ruled over by a dotty king, Sophie’s uncle John.


I was probably originally mislef by the map which must be totally off scale. The situation doesn’t matter as much okay, there are growing pains and it matters more in the first book than the second. It would have been much more of an issue then.

Sohpia’s fears, her own self-conscious comparisons to her beautiful and capable cousin Veronica, her ridiculous by her own admission! Linked Data More info about Linked Data. I’m not sure I knew any of those when I was a uistory. Strong and independent but still young and unsure.

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View all 15 comments. Up until that point it hadn’t been particularly compulsive reading, but still enjoyable. Oh, and she’s seamlessly funny, too, weaving stories through her own diary effortlessly.