Victoria Rebels by Carolyn Meyer
(Paula Wiseman Books)

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Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this “intimate and authentic portrait” (Booklist) of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history. But what was she really like? To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a fascinating story of intrigue and romance.

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Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary—an ABA’s Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults—and Marie, Dancing, a Book Sense Pick. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can visit her online at
Published January 1, 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 274 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria’s early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!Author Carolyn Meyer tells the story of Queen Victoria of England who reigned from 1838 to 1901.

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I don't think she was a villain, but she was completely under Conroy's domination, and it was inevitable that Victoria, who was also strong-willed, would resent that and would rebel against her mother at the first opportunity.” Based on the diaries that the real Victoria kept throughout her life...

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Gr 8–11—Meyer's intriguing first-person narrative is based on Victoria's diaries, begun when the monarch-to-be was 13 years of age. Told in a haughty, petulant voice, the novel highlights the princess's views on her status and her constant struggle against the agenda of her mother, the Duchess of...

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