Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Mad Wicked Folly

If you like historical fiction or you're interested in turn-of-the-century England or you're interested in women's rights or you're interested in some pretty great romance, this is the book for you. I think it's great for any girl thirteen or older, but there is some material in here that some might find objectionable (or at least they may want to discuss it with their child—like whether or not it is okay to pose nude for an art class), so please read it ahead of time, or at least skim it before you give it to your teen. I really enjoyed it! And I really liked Vicky's love interest... 

Ages 13 and up.

A Mad, Wicked Folly

From Amazon:

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
            After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

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