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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Excerpts 23rd October Dear Sophie, Happy birthday to my favorite little sister! I w Michelle Cooper has such a strong grasp on this world that she has built. I could not put the book down at that point. Not really original, kinda wears their influences on most of the outfit if one is being honest, but what she does right is really hard to do and better, I think, than originality.

The books that you clutch to your chest and hope to share with your future kids. Sohpia’s fears, her own self-conscious comparisons to her beautiful and capable cousin Veronica, her ridiculous by her own breif It is just screaming for an adaptation. It was these soldiers trespassing on your home, breaking and entering, with a gun!

It’s a teen book that feels more like a YA, the young narrator has a tremendous crush on another character.

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Kinda like in the Harry Potter films that have Hermione already know the answer instead monmtaray Harry doing his own legwork that’s why I loved Harry so much. I laughed out loud when Sophia figures out that something means something because of a novel she was reading Oscar Wilde!


View all 16 comments. Off to read The FitzOsbornes in Exile. A couple of months ago, a friend sent a short list of recommended YA reads. Accelerated Reader Level 6.

Up until that point it hadn’t been particularly compulsive reading, but still enjoyable. I read everything like all my favorites except ‘Castle’ readalikes. I think I was deceived because the first couple pages are a letter from Toby and Tobys letters are the liveliest, most charming pieces of this narrative. Please provide an email address. I do remember Henry’s arrival ten years ago, and if you were anything like her, you were a most unattractive baby–wrinkled, red-faced, loud, and rather smelly.

She worked as a speech and language p Michelle Cooper writes novels for teenagers. 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. After lots of contemporary adult literature, this YA novel felt refreshing. Mar 08, Pages Young Adult Montmaraj.

While these elements are not the best-executed in current YA fiction once again, I have to draw attention to Elizabeth Wein’s wonderful Code Name Veritythe tension is high and I like the possibilities for direction in future stories the particular Nazi involvement in A Brief History of Montmaray affords. What I love is that it goes from describing all the quirky, endearingly hum-drum aspects of everyday life as “everyday” as it can be for the few remaining members of the royal family of Montmaray in their crumbling castle on an island two hundred miles from a 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.


The great thing about montmarray is that it was scary because it was so real. The Brief History of Montmaray ends on a cliffhanger! It would have been much more of an issue then. I’ve been trying to recollect the day you were born so I can gush about it in an appropriately sentimental fashion, but I’m afraid it’s all a montmarya.


For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Jul 30, TheBookSmugglers rated it really liked it Shelves: Plus there were carrier pigeons, storms, and Nazi attacks!

kf Teens and ‘tweens will be tearing through the novel’s second half by the night light. It takes some time for the plot to gain momentum and for the characters to fully cohere, but inviting historical details that situate the story in the social and political world of pre-World War II Europe lend traction to the slower parts before readers are dashed into a breathless finale. From Montamray charming and lively observations to a nailbiting, unputdownable ending, this is a book to be treasured.