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Wicked and the Just
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
In 1293, Cecily and her father move to Wales since the King needs Englishmen to keep the savage Welsh under control. Bratty Cecily wants to return to Edgeley Hall in England where her father was Lord of the Manor, but she slowly adjusts to life in this strange, primitive place. They have a Welsh servant girl named Gwenhwyfar who is struggling with her much more difficult role of serving the English. The narrative is told in alternating chapters between Cecily and Gwenhwyfar's points of view. What will happen when years of famine push the Welsh too far? Will Cecily and Gwen ever become friends? Read this engaging, well-written historical novel to find out, but be forewarned that there are scenes of violence and brutality later in the book that probably make it only appropriate for older grade school readers.
Date read: 1/17/2013
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