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A Daring Sacrifice
Contributor(s): Hedlund, Jody
ISBN: 0310749379     ISBN-13: 9780310749370
Publisher: Zondervan
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2016
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Annotation: "In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Love; Fiction.
Nobility; Fiction.
Knights and knighthood; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016010103
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.25" W x 0.75" (0.40 lbs) 223 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 March)

Gr 7 Up—The Cloaked Bandit has been robbing the noble families of Wessex for years and has yet to be caught. Skilled at hiding in the forests, this bandit is able to conceal the fact that she is a girl, Juliana Wessex, and a member of the ruling family, who everyone believes is dead. Her talents allow her to feed and shelter the peasants of the land. While playing this Robin Hood-like role, she encounters Collin Goodrich, who recognizes her from years past. He encourages her to stay on his estate after she is injured, and teens will want to read on to find out if Collin is able to win her heart and if he will sacrifice everything for her. While Juliana and Collin are interesting characters and the action is easy to follow, the story is idealistic as opposed to realistic. While Juliana is 17, she doesn't sound authentically teen, though falling in love and resisting temptation will be themes that will resonate with some young adults. The book includes discussion questions in the back matter relating to its Christian motifs. VERDICT A great selection for collections looking for titles with strong Christian themes or for readers who enjoy fairy tales.—Karen Alexander, Lake Fenton High School, Linden, MI

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