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My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Author: Rachel Harris
Published: September 11, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother-to-be and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.
Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?
Cat is off to Italy with her father and stepmother for a sweet sixteen party. Cat seems to be not so happy that her stepmother is throwing this party but at the same time she is glad she’s going to Italy. She loves the arts and Italy is the place to see it all. She somehow manages to get some time to herself away from her father and stepmother by going on a tour. She then ends up being curious of a gypsy tent and then somehow is transformed back in time!
Her reaction was not scared but was pretty stroked about being back in time. It was neat that Cat could actually understand the language and speak it. Although her adjusting to the customs of 16th century was interesting to see. The other characters from the 16th century seemed to think the way Cat talked was just how it was in London. There was not so much shock geared towards Cat. Cat did have an adventure and she learned some lessons as well.
She meets Alessandra from the 16th century who becomes her friend and manages to tell her that she is really from the future. I loved how Alessandra was pretty accommodating to her along with being fascinated of the future. She is a good character. Somehow she ends up being more important than you think.
Of course romance! Lorenzo oozed with being a perfect guy for Cat. He was also an artist. He came off to be as a swoon worthy guy even with his awkward moments. I was glad to see how Lorenzo and Cat reacted to each other. Does Cat get Lorenzo?
Something triggers Cat to realize she must get back to her time. Will she be able to? Will the gypsy lady show up again? What will happen? Overall the story is a great, whimsical and fun read. If you like time traveling and quick reads, this book is great! The ending I must say is not what I expected and I can’t wait for more!
Cover Rating: A
Story Rating: B
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