Friday, 16 May 2014

Review: Poppy


Publication Date:  May 8th 2014        
~A copy was provided by Bloomsbury Childrens in exchange for an honest review~

England, 1914. Poppy is fifteen, beautiful and clever, but society has already carved out her destiny. There's no question of her attending the grammar school - it's too expensive and unsuitable for a girl. Instead, Poppy will become a servant at the big house. And she'll 'keep out of trouble'. But Poppy's life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love - with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war. Nothing could have prepared her for that. As she experiences what people are capable of - the best of humanity and the very worst - Poppy will find an unexpected freedom and discover how to be truly her own person

I do love Historicals, mainly because it's a way of learning without actually feeling like you're learning, because you're not reading a textbook, you're not reading information. You're reading about a life in that era, about the war and the way of treatments, you're learning while reading something you enjoy. Although it's researched, and of course, might not all be accurate, but...