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Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals, Bk 3)
Doomed Queen Anne - Young Royals, Bk 3
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Though born without great beauty, wealth, or title, Anne Boleyn blossomed into a captivating woman. She used her wiles to win the heart of England's most powerful man, King Henry VIII, and to persuade him to defy everyone -- including his own wife -- to make her his new queen. But Anne's ambition proved to be her fatal flaw.
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ISBN-13: 9780152050863
ISBN-10: 0152050868
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Gulliver Books Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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drewsmom avatar reviewed Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals, Bk 3) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Geared for younger readers (jr. high), but full of interesting info. A quick fun read (despite the fact that she was "doomed")
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent book
IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals, Bk 3) on + 181 more book reviews
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Though I have really enjoyed other historical novels about the royals by Meyer, this one seemed highly inappropriate for the age group it was written for. Henry the 8th was known for bedding many women he was not married to and ridding himself of wives by abandoning them (putting them aside to take on another wife) or cutting off their heads. And, of course, being that Anne Boleyn was often thought of as a whore during her lifetime, it would be difficult to be true to her life and not mention her many flirtations-- I just don't approve of this subject matter for readers this young.
As I have read over a dozen biographies or historical novels about Henry the 8th, his 6 wives, and children, I have heard a variety of opinions expressed about the Boleyn aspirations for their daughters. This book ignored much of the political intrigue of the time and took a negative opinion of Ann throughout, and did nothing to negate the many false accusations of witchcraft, incest, and adultery against her.
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I decided that I wanted to read all of the Young Royals books and began with this one. I believe that most people know the story of Anne Boleyn, and this gave a more in depth version of it. It takes an excellent writer to be able to weave fact and fiction together seamlessly, and Meyer does that. She is able to give life to each historical event, including the final days before Anne's death. This definitely gives a different view of Anne Boleyn than other books, but I believe it is because it is written for young adults. Anne is portrayed more lovingly and slightly less ambitious and power hungry. Meyer doesn't ask the reader to like the character, but Anne is portrayed in a better light than movies and television shows. The most negative features that are shown are the jealousy and competitiveness that grows through the novel, however, in the end she is more human and caring once again. The best part of the story is that it is written as a first person point of view. It draws the reader into the character's world, instead of just stating what is going on. Although it is not completely accurate, it will get students interested enough to do more research on the subject.
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I didn't realize that this book was actually for younger kids to read to get a grasp on some of the history, but it was a very easy read and not bad!
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I just read this book. and liked it. a girl that wants every thing just to lose every thing in the end. it was nice to read her side of this how she lived and died.
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A great book for tweens (9-12) to read to learn a little about history. Accurate and fun.
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Great book for kids/teens interested in English royalty or medieval times.