Mara Daughter of the Nile
Mara, a slave girl in ancient Egypt finds herself as a double spy. Caught between Thutmose III and Hatshepsut’s factions, Mara uses her wits and exhibits bravery as she tries to stay alive and win her freedom. This is a story with a strong heroine and is set during a fascinating time in Egypt’s history. Although many of the facts about the time are accurate, the dialogue is mid-twentieth century, which right now feels old-fashioned to most teenagers! Given the romantic overtones, though no graphic detail, this book will be a turn off to girls who aren’t at least in middle school.