Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Assassin

This seems to be the year for books on the Lincoln assassination. This novel lets the reader view the event through the eyes of a young girl, Bella, who works as a seamstress in the Whitehouse and through the eyes of Wilkes Booth, the assassin. I think this novel lets us see how persuasive Booth was – the most romantic and famous actor of the time.



Anna Myers has given the readers a person they can understand who is really not a bad person, but is taken in by the charisma of the actor to betray her beliefs and the boy she loves. The author has done a great deal of research into the life of John Wilkes Booth in order to write this novel. This is a good historical fiction book.

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