Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman

This is an amazing historical fiction novel for teens.  Set in 1960, 13 year old Sophie is staying with her grandmother in Louisiana in the bayou, at the old family home where the family used to have a thriving plantation. Reading books about magic, Sophie encounters a magical creature and wishes to go back in time and have an adventure.  She is sent back 100 years, where she is mistaken for a slave on her family's plantation.  Thought to be the daughter of the plantation owner's son, she is put to work, first in the house, then in the sewing house, and the fields.  As months go by she learns exactly what it was like to be a slave and almost forgets that she had another life before.  The story is well told and really is an excellent historical fiction novel for teens.  I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I very very highly recommend it.

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