Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Review: My Story. A London Girl's Diary 1665 - 1666. The great plague

My Story. A London Girl's Diary 1665 - 1666. The great plague by Pamela Oldfield




I'm going to be honest - this isn't a book I would have gone out and bought as it isn't Young Adult but I am really glad I received it.

This book follows the story of a young girl via her diary as she lives through the events of the Great Plague then the Great Fire of London in the years 1665 - 1666

I teach high school history and find it hard at times to find good, accurate historical novels for a younger audience and I am now pleased to say I have found a whole series of them.

What I liked about this book is that it was very accessible for younger readers and I liked the diary style of it. I liked that it was written by a person of a similiar age of the intended audience. I liked that it really gave a feel of the time period and looked in depth at the social impact of the plague and great fire of london on Britain. Definately a series I will be looking to get more of for school and recommending my students read.

Thank you to the Fantastic Scholastic for sending me a copy for review

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