Friday, June 15, 2012

The Real Mona Lisa

The Smile 
by Donna Jo Napoli

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Review: If you love Italy, the Renaissance, or Art, then you will enjoy this novel. Elisabetta is 13 years old when she meets Leonardo da Vinci, who vows to one day paint her portrait. She also meets Giuliano, her star-crossed love, the youngest Medici brother, at the wrong time in history. Lisa struggles with the choices that are best for her family, and what she desires. This book is a great way for teens to enjoy history while relating to the characters and enjoying a romance. The setting descriptions of Tuscany and Florence are intriguing and sensual. 

Author Website 

Song to Read By: Italian Lute Music

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