Victoria Rebels (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Queen Victoria's personal journals inform this captivating first-person novel about of one of history's most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy--under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age--and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

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This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria's early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman.
Readers meet Victoria at age 8, growing up under the strict supervision of her mother, a woman completely under the influence of one Sir John Conroy, a man so ambitious he schemes to rule England through Victoria. Kept under observation virtually all the time, young Victoria struggles to escape total domination. After her half sister marries and moves to Germany, her former governess remains as her only private confidant. When 18-year-old Victoria is crowned, she banishes Conroy and assumes control of her life, but not without some hiccups. Basing the story on Victoria's diaries, Meyer writes convincingly as the young princess and queen, imitating the girl's writing style but keeping the narration accessible to modern readers. The story follows Victoria from childhood and adolescence through the births of her first three children. Although written entirely from Victoria's viewpoint aside from a few brief letters, it conveys the young queen's inappropriate political biases, her initial reluctance to marry and her terrible temper. As it turns out, though Victoria's early life was stifling to her, it comes across as an engrossing tale.
The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)--Kirkus Reviews

Meyer ably reconstructs Queen Victoria's childhood in this mild historical novel, in which a young
princess struggles to reconcile her desires with her place in history. Stifled by a controlling mother and
placed in the center of a power struggle between that mother and King William, Victoria longs for the day
when she can be her own woman. Her inevitable marriage is another threat to her independence, until she
meets Prince Albert and falls in love. Once she is queen, her passionate but self-righteous childishness
gives way to a more balanced woman willing to admit mistakes, in part thanks to Albert's equally
passionate opinions. .

Meyer's intimate and authentic portrait will engage readers looking for a personal connection or
proof that history's largest figures were once just like them.--Booklist

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Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary--an ABA's Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults--and Marie, Dancing, a Book Sense Pick. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can visit her online at ReadCarolyn.com

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