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Fictional diary of a young girl on the Titanic.
on 31 July 2005
This book was originally published as part of the Dear America series of historical diaries. This edition of the book has been published as a part of the My Story series, which also consists of fictional historical diaries.
Thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann Brady lives at an orphanage in London. Her parents have died, and she longs to join her older brother, who has immigrated to Boston, in America. Margaret gets what she thinks is the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as the companion of Mrs. Carstairs, a wealthy American woman traveling home on the Titanic. All Margaret has to do is keep Mrs. Carstairs company on the voyage, and she will get free passage to America where she can join her brother. And she will get the chance to travel on the grandest ship ever built. Margaret describes in her diary the luxuries of first class through the eyes of a child who has lived her life in poverty, her adventures on the ship, and the tragedy that occurs when the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks.
Young readers who enjoy diary historical fiction, or who are fascinated by the story of the Titanic, are sure to love Margaret's diary. I think it is one of the best novels for young readers about the disaster. I'd definitely recommend it to readers who have an interest.