My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Author: Rachel Harris
Edition: Paperback, 304 pages
Publication Information: September 11th, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Categories: Young adult, historical fiction, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, Italy
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What the Back of the Book Says: On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother-to-be and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.
Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?
My Thoughts: I remember all the hype surrounding this one over the summer, and knew instantly after reading the synopsis that I had to read this one! I fell in love with Renaissance Italy when I read the River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren (I highly recommend this series!) so I'm interested in reading more about time travelling back to that time period and how people would cope with the lack of amenities and what they brought with them from the "future".
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