The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

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Kit is a serving wench at a knight dinner show. She desires so much more in life, specifically being able to be a knight in the show. When company policy determines only males can be knights, she chooses to change the course of modern medieval history.

Along the way she faces other challenges: getting into college, paying for school, dealing with a jerk father, and figuring out things between her and her best guy friend Jett. Will Kit be able to shout to the world, “I am no man,” or get thrown in with the horse dung?

I cannot say enough great things about this book. First, being a total nerd, I especially loved her Lord of the Rings references, and I am a huge fan of Renaissance fairs and Medieval Times, so this book was right up my ally.

The writing was amazing. Kit is a brilliant rendering of a poor teen trying to work her way to a better life who happens to be a history and fantasy nerd as well. I think the pacing was well done. I believe Kit rises to meet her challenges valiantly. I love Jett and really all the Castle family you meet, a fantastic cast of characters. I could see how every teen girl who reads this would have a total crush on Jett. He is amazing.

I loved the girl power Kit shows changing something unfair in her company. I think a lot of young adults will take power from this.

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Author Jamie Pacton
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 377 pages
Publisher Page Street Publishing
Publish Date 2020-05-05
ISBN 9781624149528 Buy this Book
Issue July 2020
Category Young Adult


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