Middle school students have reading interests that run the gamut from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Twilight. Sometimes as a parent it is hard to know what is age appropriate for your child. Through this blog, I will try to help parents make informed decisions about what is available in our library. I am hoping that this blog will be a resource for our parents, and that we can all work together to make our students life-long readers!

Monday, January 30, 2017

My Lady Jane

My Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Brodi
Ashton and Jodi Meadows
From the publisher:
"The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England."

I started this book over a month ago and I'm still only at 50%. I just can't take it anymore. Why did they make this about Lady Jane Grey and then completely change history? Why not just make new characters? The whole book is silly, but not in a good Princess Bride-y kind of way, just in a ridiculous way. I can't keep going with it when there are so many good books out there to read.
*I have read several reviews from people who have loved this book, so the above review is just my opinion - please read it for yourself to make your own decision.

Areas of concern:
*A lot of talk about bedding, brothels, marriage bed..... nothing graphic, but mentioned a lot.

Suggested Ages:
Booklist - Grades 7-11
Publisher's Weekly - Ages 13+