Sebastian Alvear Alvear từ Vergons, Pháp
Thật tuyệt vời ... khi nghĩ rằng mọi người đã sống qua một tình huống tương tự.
Thật buồn cười, nó không thực sự quá tuyệt vời. ; )
هذه الروايه مكتوبة بطريقة رائعه ... لكنني ما زلت لا اعرف ان كانت ترجمة لمخطوطات قديمه ام انها من خيال الكاتب .. التسلسل في الاحداث وطريقة السرد مبهره .. لم اشعر بالملل اطلاقاً وانا اقرأها ..
It's Thomas Moore - what more can I say?! Fantastic book.
Although she, along with her mother, are shunned by their neighbors because she is illegitimate, fourteen-year-old Pen Downing is happy with her life in the English countryside in 1627. But her life falls apart when her mother drowns and Pen is sent to live with a couple who work her hard and take all her possessions. Desperate to be free of them, she runs away to London, hoping to make a living there. But on her very first day in the city, she is alone and bewildered. However, she is able to join a group of orphan children fighting for survival on the streets. The children are like a family, and though their existence is bare, they do manage to get by. It doesn't last very long, however. Pen and the others are abducted, and after a grueling stay in prison, herded like cattle onto a ship bound for the Virginia colony. The journey is miserable, and many die. But life for those that survive may be worse - they will have to survive seven years of servitude as bound servants once they arrive. Pen and one of the other girls, Rose, are fortunate to end up in a fairly good position, and Pen slowly adjusts to life in Virginia. But her other friends aren't as fortunate, and long to escape. And soon Pen will have to make a choice where she stands. I highly recommend this novel to fans of historical fiction. A similiar title I would recommend is A Stolen Life by Jane Louise Curry. It is set about a hundred years after this book, but it also tells of a young teenage girl sent against her will to be a servant in the colonies.