November 24, 2008

The Smile – Donna Jo Napoli

Posted in Books, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult tagged at 9:16 pm by Merissa

smileby Donna Jo Napoli

Who was the woman in Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous portrait, Mona Lisa? In Napoli’s story, it’s a girl named Elisabetta. One day, she will marry a noble in Florence. With her father’s friend, Leonardo Da Vinci’s help, she meets Giuliano de’ Medici. But troubled times are approaching Florence, and a woman’s choices are limited…

This novel was sweet and emphatic. The time in the novel was slightly confusing, but it matched the chaotic time in history.  Elisabetta was such a sweet narrator – it wasn’t hard to eventually invision her to be the model of the most famous picture in the world