Saturday, March 3, 2012

Promise the Night

Title: Promise the Night
Author: Michaela MacColl
Publisher: Chronicle
Why Read?: First Reads
Challenges:  YA Historical Fiction, Middle Grade March Madness, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts: Beryl Markham was a famous aviator (actually, I never heard of her until I read this book) who flew across the Atlantic east to west. However, before she was Beryl Markham, she was Beryl Clutterbuck, the daughter of a racehorse breeder in Nairobi. MacColl chose this part of her life to fictionalized, and it did prove exciting as Beryl was not one to conform to the conventions of how a young lady should act. There were some sad moments, but overall, an uplifting story. 
Rating: 3 stars

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