The Royal Diaries: Marie Antionette, Princess of Versailles (1769 Austria-France), Kathryn Lasky
**** (4 Stars from GRACIE, age 13)
I love this book and have read it several times. It's the fictional diary of Marie Antionette, a young girl who strives hard to become what a young princess should be. The book covers her life, starting at ge 13, before and a little bit after her marriage to the Dauphin, Louis Auguste.
My sister, Katie (age 15), who has also read it several times said she loved it because she loves stories about princesses (fictional or not) and thinks the story of Marie Antioinette is both fascinating and tragic. This is a little bit more of a girl book, with all the diary entries about hair, dresses, and such. Ages 10+