“This is one of the best young adult titles I have read in a long, long, time. The setting is clearly evoked, the unlikable narrator gradually becomes sympathetic, and the message of the book is that juxtaposition of masters and servants, haves and have-nots, slaves and free, has happened throughout history and is still happening. The concerns, politics, and emotions of a young woman in 13th century England are not nearly as foreign to our time and world as one might think.”
— Robert McDonald, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL
J. Anderson Coats has masters degrees in history and library science. She lives with her family in Washington State. Visit her website at www.jandersoncoats.com.