Tuesday, February 22, 2011
An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi
Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend''s family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust.
I had a hard time getting into this book, putting it down a couple times, finally getting to that half way point and I just finished it off. This book involves 2 stories, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and body snatching (not just from the graveyard). I really enjoyed other books by Ann Rinadli (A Break with Charity and The Coffin Quilt). Being MG/YA books I really don't expect to much detail. I found myself going to wiki to check things outs myself and seeing how close to fact her books are. This book though is more YA then MG, depending on who is reading some information about body snatching might be a little much for them
I found that Emily grew up in this book, really she didn't have much of a choice, her mother has just died, her best friends family is accused of being involved in the killing of Lincoln and she is living with her uncle, a doctor with secrets of his own.
The best past of the book was the authors comments at the end, going into more true facts about that time period. I enjoy learning while reading.
This book was added to Where Are You Reading