When future film director Sophie LaCroix visits Williamsburg, Virginia, her imagination sends her straight into the eighteenth century. An unlikely heroine, Sophie's forced to use her new-found war tactics to foil a heinous plot and save a friend from impending humiliation by the popular girls.
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Starting sixth grade in a new school can be tough for anyone, but it's
especially hard for Sophie LeCroix, a petite girl with a grand imagination.
She loves to make believe that she is Antoinette, a French girl caught up in
the American Revolution. Unfortunately, Sophie's daydreaming gets her in
trouble with her teachers, and the popular girls think she's weird because
they no longer play imaginary games. Things change when Fiona Bunting enters
the school, and the two girls become fast friends. Meanwhile, Sophie's
parents, who are worried about her play-acting, decide to send her to a
counselor. With the help of Fiona's friendship, sessions with Dr. Peter, and
her religion, Sophie learns that everything has a place in the world. While
the plot and characters are nicely developed, the Christian focus feels forced
upon the story line. Sophie's relationship with Jesus is not given much
context: there are no scenes with the LeCroix family attending church or
Sunday school. Instead Sophie, seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly starts
praying. This is unfortunate, because otherwise it's a good story.-Heather
Ulesoo, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.