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Apr 20, 2020Chapel_Hill_SharonD rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The Passion of Dolssa brings to life a tragic period in history through lively characterizations and heartfelt narrative. Despite the difficult topic, the author made me need to keep reading, and I felt every word. Beautiful, thoughtful…
Jan 16, 2020
historical fiction, printz award
Mar 29, 2019IndyPL_LucyW rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A real treasure for teen and adult fans of historical fiction and Medieval culture! While readers can find dozens of YA novels set in Victorian times or during the second World War, this novel is truly a standout for its setting and…
Mar 24, 2018SPPL_Anna rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing! Such a rich, immersive historical piece with compelling characters. Once I hit the second half I stayed up into the wee hours to finish it.
Oct 16, 2017
This book was amazing! I loved the characters, the plot, the writing style, everything. It's beautiful and tragic and realistic. It's such a good read and I highly recommend.
Aug 08, 2017JCLChrisK rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Just what all the cool kids are craving in a light read these days: a dejecting story about the persecution of a medieval mystic. Except that description, while superficially accurate, hardly captures the experience of reading this…
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Jun 06, 2017abruzzo79 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Relevant for our time - the personal cost of cruel discrimination. Engaging writing, too!
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Mar 31, 2017kirstd31 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I was very excited to read this book. The story was interesting and I liked how it was told from the different characters perspectives. I do not want to ruin the story for anyone, but I was not pleased with the ending.
Feb 13, 2017multcolib_susannel rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
During a time when heretics are burned at the stake, three sisters hide a girl who says she talks to Jesus.
Oct 24, 2016DSE1585 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I'm not one for historical fiction, but this is easily a new favorite and I'm glad I read it. The author had a beautiful writing style, the culture and time period were extremely interesting, and the characters felt very human. Give this…
Aug 03, 2016SiempreSara rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The setting and time period was unique, especially for teen fiction - 13th century France/Spain (modern Provence), during the Inquisition. I liked the characters and their interesting backstories. Dolssa is a teenage mystic, who has an…
May 30, 2016KeyPaul rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Just the right amount of history, authentic cultural details and language to make it interesting but not weighty. An interesting story of the role of the Church, superstition, cycles of nature and women's spirituality.