Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli

If you are looking for a different kind of historical fiction novel, you should try The Smile. This novel is a fictional biography of the woman who is thought to be Mona Lisa in Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. The novel is set in Italy in the 1500's and follows Elisabetta's life as she matures, meets da Vinci, and falls in love.

This novel is about Mona Lisa but also what life was like for girls living in Europe in the 1400's and 1500's. It was interested to see how different things were for them and how much freedom we really have. I would recommend this book to girls who like historical fiction.

Review by Mrs. Gallagher