Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schiltz

I would rate this book five stars out of five. Maud Flynn is an orphan at the Barbary Asylum. When Hyacinth and Judith Hawthorne come to the Asylum looking for a child, they adopt Maud. The Hawthornes pamper Maud, giving her clothing, books, and toys in return for one thing: that she helps with the family business. They are very secretive about their business and don’t let Maud out of the house for fear that the neighbors will see her. When Maud finally learns about her part in the business they take her to the seaside for a job, but things soon go wrong. Her future with the family is imperiled.

I liked this book a lot, and finished it in less than a day. It was very well written and made me want to keep reading to find out what happened next. One thing I did NOT like about this book was that it ended. Also, the beginning was very slow and didn’t have much action. I think that people in middle school would like this book.

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