Sunday, March 6, 2011

# blogging for books # book review

Book Review: The Shape of Mercy

Hi all! It's time for another book review and this time, it's The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner. This book is about a rich girl, desperate to break out of the rich girl mold. She lives in the dorms at a state university and ends up taking a job transcribing the diary of a girl during the Salem Witch Trials.  Through out the book, she comes to recognize a bit more of just who she is as a person and you learn the fate of the girl who wrote the diary.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't one of those that I would dub a page turner but at times it came really darn close. You end up wanting to know what happens to Mercy (the girl who wrote the diary) and how it is that she comes to die. Don't worry, that's not much of a spoiler. You know from nearly the first chapter that she will so I'm not really giving anything away.

I enjoyed this book from a few different angles. First, there was the historical side. For me, it was fascinating to read about the life experiences of a girl during that time. Then, there was the more modern side watching our "heroine" deal with her own emotions and experiences while she transcribes the diary.

All in all, I would highly recommend this book. As an adult, I enjoyed this book but I would suspect that girls in the high school age range group would enjoy it even more.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions, thoughts and comments are 100% mine. 
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