Another really fun book in the Flavia de Luce series. I LOVE these books. This time Flavia has been sent to a school, Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Toronto, Canada where, as usual, she stumbles upon a murder. Now it will take her incredible skill as a detective (of course involving chemistry) to solve the mystery. Highly recommend.
I just read a book that really surprised me. It is a historical fiction book about the French Revolution. A teenaged girl sees her father executed, and her mother and brother die from starvation as a result. She is rescued by a handsome young man just before she herself starves to death. They then decide to rob as many of the upper class as possible to support themselves. She ends up working for Madame Tussaud (famous for her wax work displays). However, the part that impressed me most was the change in her attitude about everything as she sees both sides of the issue. It also has a very exciting ending. Loved it!!!
This is the first book of a large series. A young girl is orphaned and left to fend for herself on the streets of 1797 London. She dreams of getting away to anywhere but London, but joins a group of other orphans living on the streets. Soon she is alone again and signs up to serve as a ship's boy, and her adventures and "deception" begin as only boys can serve on ships. This is a great tale and very informative of the life of a sailor during that time.