Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer JP
ﾠA Jewish girl named Elvina who knows how to
read and write is living in France, 1096.
Crusaders have entered her village, Troyes, and
are worrying everyone in the Jewish community.
During this troubling time, Elvina starts to talk
to her Mazal, or guardian angel. When she hides a
Crusader who does not want to fight, her life
changes, but for better or for worse, you will
have to read the book.
ﾠIf you like historical fiction, then you
would really like this book. I do not like
historical fiction that much, but this book went
at a nice pace and it made you want to know what
happened to the characters. The only thing that I
didn't like was that sometimes the narrative
would change from 3rd to 1st person. Other than
that, it had a pretty good plot and it was pretty
entertaining. Sylvie Weil could have made the
book better by keeping the narratives the same
throughout the book, but it was good overall.