I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwill...

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Age at time of review - 13
Reviewer's Location - Maurice, IA, United States
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I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam by Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi is a charming novel that gives a new insight into living in the early 1800s.
 
Starting her life as a foundling in a convent turn box wheel, Sofia-Elisabete has fantasies of her father and mother being perfect people who accidentally dropped her in the turn box. Then her father finds her and marries a woman she doesn't know. She meets Pico Robinson, her half-cousin, who inspires her to act hoyendishly (boyishly). She learns how to swim from her avo (her grandfather). She learns how to beat a drum from her father's butler. And her 'mamae' has drummer girl clothes made for her.
 
Then she becomes a footboy for Dona Marisa. Dona Marisa tells wonderful stories of her childhood and ancestors. She tells of someone finding a perfect world of moon men up in the sky, and Sofia is determined to find these perfect moon men. Will she find members of this perfect race in her travels across Europe? Or will she come to her destination empty-handed?  Will she find her real, bolero dancing mother, or will this endeavor be pointless? Find out in this elegant novel by Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi.

Opinion: 

I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam: A Perfect World in the Moon is a very well-written and insightful novel about a young child in the early 1800s. I enjoyed the engaging storyline Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi presents in this story. I would encourage my friends ages 12 and up to read this book. Sofia-Elisabete's father deals with extremely addictive drugs and has a child with someone who is not his wife. These actions can be contrary to some people's beliefs. 

I loved the character of Sofia-Elisabete; she is a kindred tomboy. Overall, the storyline was captivating and kept me wanting to read more. I look forward to reading more of the author's works of art.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam contains some content not appropriate for children under the age of 12.
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