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Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Time-travel sequel is intense, suspenseful, and exciting.

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Marissa Moss' second Mira's Diary novel is as ambitious and suspenseful as the first, and teaches much about great Italian art and architecture as well as the history of scientific thought. Whereas some of the ideas and historical background may be over young readers' heads to varying degrees, the book can be enjoyed on a variety of levels. Some readers may simply be gripped the suspenseful story; others may like digging deep into the problem of why the 16th-century Roman Catholic church considered scientists their enemies. This is an exciting, eye-opening adventure story that will appeal especially to young art lovers, budding scientists, and history buffs.

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