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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. Aug 2, 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. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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This is a book that one should hand to a young girl to introduce her into a world that Montmsray already found. Just when I was settled down to enjoy the story that had been built everything was thrown into chaos.

With as many FitzOsborne royal highnesses 4 on the island, with one prince heir studying at Montmarzy as there are inhabitants, the handful of countrymen and women hardly stand on ceremony – especially considering how threadbare and impoverished the royal family actually is.

A Brief History of Montmaray

There’s a girl who insists she’s a boy, and there is speculation that two of the characters are engaged in a homosexual …more It is but very low key. View all 15 comments. Obviously I bought it because the cover was so pretty and really evoked what was the ultimate feel of the novel. When things become desperate at the end of the novel, I was worried for all of them and for the future of their beautiful, montamray island.

If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worthless. It was these soldiers trespassing on your home, breaking and entering, with a gun! A Brief History of Montmaray: Montmarxy managed it well.

How handsome Simon is? This was the type of novel that if my friends touched it I would go mad. Also, sometimes the nurses come out onto a balcony to smoke, and they throw us brrief cigarette if we beg nicely. This book is just gorgeous. But, still, the best I can say of it is that if you give this to a young girl and she likes it, then this is the gateway drug to a host of way awesomer books. She got to watch students improve their literacy skills and become happier, more confident learners – also, she got to work in an office covered in Harry Potter posters and give herself smiley stamps when she did a good job.


Self-ap December 11, It’s not the perfect book for everyone, but for those who love I Capture the Castle and Code Name Verity, it should be a very good fit. I considered shaving a star off my review because of two annoying things.

Also in The Montmaray Journals. May 17, Whatchyareading montmafay it Shelves: The reactions all sounded very off for that time period.

A Brief History of Montmaray

In personable, smart diary entries, year-old Sophie FitzOsborne unveils her life of aristocratic poverty in a crumbling fortified castle with sharks below the rickety drawbridge, living with her unbalanced uncle the king, tomboy sister Henry, bluestocking cousin Veronica and eerily loyal housekeeper “It’s not my fault I’m a princess [albeit one from an impoverished and inconsequential island kingdom that is miles from anywhere],” Sophie moans.

In the first title Knopf, of a planned series, Michelle Cooper seamlessly weaves in historical facts of jontmaray period with the fictional account of daily life on Montmaray which is populated by original and interesting characters.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 11, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written in diary format and from the perspective of the king’s niece, the author clearly used I Capture the Castle as her model. Reviewed at WhatchYAreading on May 13, Quotes from A Brief Montmraay o I could not put the book down at that point. Knopf Books for Young Readers in October, Jun 04, Mariel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem? I need to set down the truth.

Well, however hard and unbelievable it all seems, this author has managed it. Is that accurate or is it a mistake?


My reactions I was bored, and finished only because it satisfied a challenge. What would make a princess interesting to me?

Junior Library Guild : A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

I’m calling her Breif next stroke of literary brilliance. Even on a tiny island, there are happenings beyond what the rest of the normal world gets up to – I guess this is what happens when you’re royalty.

Loved them even more this time.

I must have been too busy pulling Veronica’s hair or smearing stewed apple over my smock to notice you popping into existence. Adventure, intrigue, romance, the supernatural – it’s all here, bound together by a ripping plot.

Cooper has created one of the most interesting and likeable characters I have come across in a long time. A Brief History of Montmaray By: I was surprised how gripped I was by the last 50 pages or so of this book.

And then there are all sort of details which do not seem credible, they have inhabited a off-shore island for almost years, but they have no discernible accent or evolving language hmph. Publishers Weekly – Children’s Book Reviews. I’m going to make a cup of hot chocolate and retire to my room to review it in montmqray.

Nothing in your face. Thus, to me, this read like an info dump of history research with a story interspersed between that has been histoty better elsewhere.

Michelle Cooper

The surface is the story of rbief princesses living in a medieval castle almost on a tiny rocky outcrop in the Atlantic, among the last few residents of the miniscule kingdom of Montmaray. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. I was completely captivated by “A Brief History of Montmaray” The plot builds with such subtle skill that I was absolutely sucked in to the breathtaking conclusion–even as I had kind of figured out most of the “revelations” along the way.