My Side of the Story is a completely unique approach to historical fiction. Read the story of one youngster's life in turbulent times, then flip the book and find out firsthand how another child reacts to the conclusion of events-with very different feelings and ideas!
Rachel is a young girl living in London in 1665. The dreaded disease, the plague, is taking hold of the city, and everyone is fearful for his or her life. Rachel and her best friend, Robert, worry they might be next in line. Then the unthinkable happens-Rachel becomes infected . . .
Robert's father forbids him to see his best friend, Rachel, in case he falls victim to the plague too. But Robert won't just sit back and let his friend die. Can their friendship survive during this dark, dark hour in England's history?
I read this and really enjoyed the twists and turns Rachel and Robert has to take. You almost feel like you are living with Robert and Rachael. I don't think it is good for younger kids because there is alot of death talked about. Even though, it is set in the 1600's and it is about the Plague, there is still a mystery involed. It is really gripping and you hate to put it down. From a 15 year old reader.