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This review is from: Princess of Egypt - An Egyptian Girl's Diary 1490 BC (My Story) (Paperback)
This is the second book I read in the "My Story" series, this time about an Egyptian princess's first-hand account of her time as the Pharaoh's daughter to her becoming the Queen of Egypt and all the hardships she had to face for being a woman.
It was definitely an interesting read. It kept me curious, wanting to know more, and since it wasn't a story or a character I've heard of before, it was undeniably a good historical learning tool as well. I've been to Egypt almost ten years ago, in fact, I was about Asha's age when I visited. I got to see the great pyramids, the mummies, the tombs and temples and all the other remains left from the pharaohs. I found it absolutely fascinating and humbling to stand in front of such a great and imposing man-made structure. To be able to witness all these strange beliefs, customs and traditions that made up the entire pharaoh culture was extremely interesting and thought provoking.
And this book took me back to that time I was in Egypt, and put everything I saw into this fictional/non-fictional historical scenario where I could see it all come to life for a few enjoyable moments.