Maggie’s Dare: The Great Awakening (1744) (Sisters in Time #3) by Norma Jean Lutz

Maggie’s Dare: The Great Awakening (1744) (Sisters in Time #3) 
Norma Jean Lutz
Barbour Publishing (2005)
ISBN 9781593106607
Reviewed by Sara McGinn (age 9) for Reader Views (10/08)

“Maggie’s Dare” by Norma Jean Lutz is about a 12-year-old girl named Maggie who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.  (The book’s cover says in takes place in 1744 but in the story it says it takes place in 1740- 1741.)   Maggie goes on many adventures during this story.  She traveled to Salem with a friend where they attended several parties.  She was also invited to take dance lessons and attended a Christmas ball.   She even attended a revivalist meeting.  Her biggest adventure of all was her decision to help a sick slave girl against her friend’s wishes.  Maggie is against slavery and thinks that no matter what a person looks like, they still have feelings.

My favorite things about this book are when Maggie helps her best friend’s slave at the end of the book.  I like that part because there was lots of action and it was a very interesting part of the book.  I also learned a lot about the Great Awakening because I didn’t even know that it existed!  I also enjoyed the part where Maggie helped a homeless mother and child by giving them food and a shawl.

The author, Normal Jean Lutz, did a good job writing “Maggie’s Dare,” but it was very confusing for me to understand because there were many words I was not familiar with.  I spent lots of time looking up the meaning of words in the dictionary.  I would recommend that this book be for an older age range than 8-12, maybe 10-12 is better.

About Reader Views

Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. We started late December 2005 as a book review service. Shortly after the company's birth we expanded into offering a variety of services for authors such as book publicity services, editing, author interviews, literary book awards, as well as coaching to write book proposals.
This entry was posted in YOUNG READER - AGES 8 TO 12 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s