Friday, May 21, 2010
Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
Sadie and her family move to Utah after her mother's death in childbirth a few years before. Sadie's stepmom is now pregnant and Sadie is worried that she will have problems as well. After moving into their new home Sadie, her sister Zuzu, and their new neighbor Bella discover a small room in the attic with the words "Palace Beautiful" written over the door. Inside, they find a journal written by a girl their age in 1918. Enchanted by the journal they take turns reading the entries which become increasingly tragic and seem to mimic some events in their own lives.