Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Aspiring artist Cat is in Italy which ought to be a dream come true.  Unfortunately, she is there with her father and soon-to-be stepmother whom she despises.  Her new stepmother is young and bubbly but worst of all, she is planning Cat's sweet 16 party for MTV's show.  Cat decides to get away from the adults with a guided tour of Florence.  As the tour nears its end Cat is surprised to see a gypsy tent right on the piazza.  On a whim she enters but when she leaves the tent she finds herself in 16th century Italy as a guest of her great ancestors.  At first Cat is thrilled to be rubbing elbows with the great artists of the period and she is also enjoying the company of gorgeous, romantic Lorenzo.  But on her 16th birthday she learns that her aunt and uncle have some plans for her future that are too creepy to imagine for a modern day girl.  Cat has to find a way to return to her real life as soon as possible!  A fun, girly book.  Although Cat is supposedly trying to fit in with the 16th century she does a pretty poor job of it.  But she does learn some lessons while stuck out of time.