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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 960L (What's this?)
  • Series: Paula Wiseman Books
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416987290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416987291
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meyer ably reconstructs Queen Victoria’s childhood in this mild historical novel, in which a young princess struggles to reconcile her desires with her place in history. Stifled by a controlling mother and placed in the center of a power struggle between that mother and King William, Victoria longs for the day when she can be her own woman. Her inevitable marriage is another threat to her independence, until she meets Prince Albert and falls in love. Once she is queen, her passionate but self-righteous childishness gives way to a more balanced woman willing to admit mistakes, in part thanks to Albert’s equally passionate opinions. Though Queen Victoria’s life was tumultuous, Meyer’s narrative often lacks drama and excitement, smoothing the story into a diarylike recital of events. Distracting stylistic choices—use of all capitals and underlining—were taken from Queen Victoria’s own diaries but lack some context. However, Meyer’s intimate and authentic portrait will engage readers looking for a personal connection or proof that history’s largest figures were once just like them. Grades 6-9. --Krista Hutley

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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.
Readers meet Victoria at age 8, growing up under the strict supervision of her mother, a woman completely under the influence of one Sir John Conroy, a man so ambitious he schemes to rule England through Victoria. Kept under observation virtually all the time, young Victoria struggles to escape total domination. After her half sister marries and moves to Germany, her former governess remains as her only private confidant. When 18-year-old Victoria is crowned, she banishes Conroy and assumes control of her life, but not without some hiccups. Basing the story on Victoria’s diaries, Meyer writes convincingly as the young princess and queen, imitating the girl’s writing style but keeping the narration accessible to modern readers. The story follows Victoria from childhood and adolescence through the births of her first three children. Although written entirely from Victoria’s viewpoint aside from a few brief letters, it conveys the young queen’s inappropriate political biases, her initial reluctance to marry and her terrible temper. As it turns out, though Victoria’s early life was stifling to her, it comes across as an engrossing tale.
The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)

Meyer ably reconstructs Queen Victoria’s childhood in this mild historical novel, in which a young
princess struggles to reconcile her desires with her place in history. Stifled by a controlling mother and
placed in the center of a power struggle between that mother and King William, Victoria longs for the day
when she can be her own woman. Her inevitable marriage is another threat to her independence, until she
meets Prince Albert and falls in love. Once she is queen, her passionate but self-righteous childishness
gives way to a more balanced woman willing to admit mistakes, in part thanks to Albert’s equally
passionate opinions. .

Meyer’s intimate and authentic portrait will engage readers looking for a personal connection or
proof that history’s largest figures were once just like them. (Booklist)

More About the Author

My first book, MISS PATCH'S LEARN-TO-SEW BOOK, published more than forty years ago, was intended to teach young girls how to knot thread, make a neat stitch, and sew simple items. The main character of my most recent book, THE WILD QUEEN, Mary, Queen of Scots, is a far cry from the roundish, gray-haired lady with a needle in her hand and spectacles on her nose. Since the thrill of seeing that first book in print, I've written over fifty more books, non-fiction and novels (most recently, historical fiction). In the process I've learned more about writing and a lot about history, a subject that was not my favorite when I was a young student but has become my passion--a passion I love to share with readers.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on March 11, 2013
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It's not my favorite of Meyer's--that would be "Mary, Bloody Mary"--but it's still a pretty good book. For those interested in Victoria's early life, it's probably an excellent book, but for me her life just wasn't as interesting as that of Mary or Elizabeth Tudor. Victoria was under very strict control as a young teenager before she came to the throne and Conroy, her mother's closest adviser, was determined that once she became queen, he would be the real power behind her. Meyer does do a good job of capturing what Victoria sounds like in her own writing--rather excitable and school-girlish. If you're looking for a good historical fiction read, particularly about Victoria, this would be a good choice, but again, just because of the subject, I didn't find it quite as enjoyable as some of Meyer's earlier work.
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My least favorite of Meyer's books. My biggest complaint was the overuse of all caps and underlining which made the book read very young. Probably more appropriate for young readers - her other books about princesses are good for young readers and older teens/adults.
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By Christine on February 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Here's an author who clearly did her research before writing. Victoria Rebels is rich with historical details and events in a way that isn't at all info-dumpy or chunky, told from the point of view of Queen Victoria's diary and detailing her life before and after she became queen. Diary-format stories are a hit or miss for me, and in the case of Victoria Rebels, it was definitely a miss. I just COULDN'T GET into the story AT ALL, especially when AT LEAST A THIRD of the novel was WRITTEN IN CAPS as if the main character was SCREAMING BLAND DETAILS AT ME.
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