The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Place of Marie Antoinette

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Author: Bianca Turetsky
Reviewed by Holly Cambareri as a sneak preview for Little Joe’s Books
(Publish date:  September 18, 2012)
The book, The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette, was a good book. It is about Louise Lambert, a twelve year old girl from Fairview, Connecticut.  Louise is a normal twelve year old girl.  Her only quirk is her vintage style.  Louise’s style is unique. Nobody understands it!  Her mother complains about how her style of wearing “used” clothes is weird and her father probably doesn’t know what vintage means!  She finds out someone does understand when she goes to the Traveling Fashionista sale.  Maria and Glenda run the Fashionista sale and Louise is certain she can find something to wear to her best friend, Brooke’s, thirteenth birthday party.  But, what happens when a dress takes Louise back to the times of Marie Antoinette in Versailles!  Louise explores the past as beautiful Gabrielle, also known as Duchesse de Polignac.  Louise finds the true story of the times and tries to change history.  She finds out who Marie Antoinette really is.  She goes around as Marie Antoinette’s best friend.  Louise also meets sweet Princesse de Lamballe who later is going to get killed and have her head paraded through Versailles!  Louise meets Adelaide, the King’s daughter.  Adelaide has a secret identity too!  Louise looks for her magical dress, hoping to get back to the 21st century before the revolution.  Louise finds her dress and goes back to Fairview but the memories still haunt her.  It was a great book with everything it needed:  fights between friends, creativity and quirks.  It was a good book, but some spots were a little boring.  If you powered though the boring parts you had a great part ahead of you.  The ending was great and I wanted more!!!   I’d give this book 4.5 stars.  I’d recommend it to anyone who always likes to learn something new and loves creativity.  Bianca Turetsky did a great job on the book.  I loved it!!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5