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Jan 11 2011

Anastasia's secret by Susanne Dunlap

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Penguin, 2010. ISBN 9780143203704.
(Age: 14+)Being a Grand Duchess of Russia has left Anastasia with strict rules about how to behave and even those she is allowed to talk to. Since she was twelve, Anastasia has had a secret, her friend Sasha. Sasha shows Anastasia a life outside of the imperial palace she has grown to known.
Life is good for Anastasia and her family until one day Sasha brings bad news. Their life is about to be turned upside down.
Based on the mysteries that have surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne has done a wonderful job creating this novel with the use of fiction and factual events. I really like the fact Susanne has done research into the mystery of the Russia's last princesses and prince and have put it into her novel as I have learnt more about the story of Anastasia. I would highly recommend this book.
Lauren Pfeiffer(Aged 16)

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