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A new friend comes to Amelia's rescue when she finds herself the victim ...
A new friend comes to Amelia's rescue when she finds herself the victim of a dastardly villain's fiendish plans.
When motherless Amelia's father is reportedly killed while abroad, she is forced to leave London to sail to America with her forbidding Aunt Charlotte. Upon arriving in New York, Amelia is beset by troubles and seeks help from the only person she knows, Primrose, a child singer she met on the ship. This is good entertainment, with all of melodrama's blandishments: an innocent orphan facing a fate worse than death, dastardly villains, conniving relatives, family fortunes—it's all here. So are the weaknesses of the genre: absurd coincidences, too-ample exposition at the climax, terribly tidy conclusions. Those who know what to expect will find this a lightweight but exciting page-turner, a good read for a rainy afternoon, that ultimately satisfies.
Posted August 16, 2003
This book is awesome. I read it in 6th grade and the thing is I put it off until the night before my book report. But those pages just turn themselves and after I finished I couldn't stop talking about it because it was and still is one of my favorite books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 28, 2000
I READ THIS BOOK IN FIFTH GRADE AND IT HAS REMAINED MY FAVORITE EVER SINCE.THE WAY THE BOOK HAS A MYSTERY TO IT,AND HOW THE READER THINKS THEY HAVE IT SOLVED,UNTIL THE VERY LAST CHAPTER WHEN THE SOLUTION IS THE OPPISITE OF WHAT YOU THOUGHT.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.