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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (1 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1407116193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407116198
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. L. Peel on 26 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
I received this for my birthday after lots of pleading. As a history lover, I didn't know much about the Russian family, my little knowledge spanning from the incorrect 1997 Anastasia film. So when I read this, I was delighted to be immediatley sucked into the privileged life of the Tsar's youngest daughter. Anastasia appealled to me as a girl with big dreams and a big heart, idolizing her Papa, the Tsar, arguing with her sisters and caring and playing with her sickly little brother. I was afraid for her during the First World War, I laughed with her during the one brilliant summer,I sighed at her irritable mother and ultimately became, in my head, a Grand Duchess. This novel is a truthful amazing insight to how the famed Anastasia saw the world as it undergoed war and revolution, only to end on one tragic night with the sound of a gunshot. What happened to such compelling characters disgusts me, after all, they were completely innocent!I have reread this novel almost seven times and each time I find myself annoyed with the Empress, smitten with the Tsar, insulted by Olga and Tatiana, joyful by Maria and happy by Alexei, as if I was Anastasia. If you want an interesting, heartfelt read, then pick this up and let yourself sink into the unravelling plotline that is a four year account of a life of a Romanov, who might of died innocently age seventeen with her helpless family, but still continues to live in memory and mystery!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By bookiemonster on 19 Feb. 2010
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Anastasia's story is one that ends tragically and this book shows the very privileged and sheltered life she led in the various palaces owned by the Romanovs in Russia in the last century. Her family possessed fabulous wealth which contrasted greatly with the poverty of the majority of her father's subjects. However although set against a political background this is the story of a family, of four sisters and a brother with a life threatening illness and how they lived day to day in a country both at peace and at war and the impact the changing times had on them. It helps make shadowy historical figures become real people and I recommend it!
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By Zulu Warrior on 1 Feb. 2015
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Its 1914 Anastasia daughter of the Russian ruler Tzar Nicholas along with her brother and sister's live a very wealthy life style, they were all very happy and loved Russia, their country, their only worry was that her young brother Alexei had inherited haemophilia a disease that ran though the males of the family, this meant that the slightest injury could cause internal bleeding and make him very ill.
This is where the infamous monk Rasputin comes into the story, his mother trusts the monk because he always seems to make Alexei better and she values his advice, though the Tzar does not.
After an attack on Serbia, Russia is thrown into war, this turns into a world war as countries begin to take sides, the Tzar is not happy with his General and decides to command the army himself, it starts well but soon Russia is suffering great losses, the people lose faith in their leader and want to sue for peace, a revolution begins, the Tzars famly are all arrested and kept under close guard, even then hoping for a rescue.
Everybody knows the events that follow, the family are taken to a basement with all their loyal servants, they are all shot and bayoneted to death, an ok read.
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Very good book, not much hard words- easy, quick and interesting to read. Learn about a chapter in history of Russia, but the books 'Anastasia' are quite expensive. :-)
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