Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Virgin Blue

The Virgin Blue by Tracey Chevalier
Historical Fiction

This is a interesting story told in 2 voices - a century apart. Ella moves with her husband to a small town in France. Life is not easy as the towns people will not accept her. She then starts to research her family's history. Meet Isabelle from the 1500s. A woman who beleives in The Virgin and must keep quiet. She is a Hugeonot. The manner in which Ella finds out about her history is neat. In turn,Isabelle's story is interesting as she must emigrate from France due to her religion
Favourite Character: Ella. I like the way she goes about researching her geneology
Least Favourite Character: Jean-Paul. I felt he was a unneccessary part of the story
Favourite part of the Book: I enjoyed reading about the Hugeonots. I found the history fascinating.
Least liked Part of the Book: What happened to Marie. I guess that is a part of the Times of the 1500s but I just don't get it. Also Jean-Paul and Ella and her husbands troubles were not needed in this story.
What was Missing: nothing



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read this a long time ago and didn't love it, but was glad I'd read it. Neat to see what you think!