Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli

Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli

Napoli, Donna Jo. Daughter of Venice. Laurel Leaf, 2003 (reprint). ISBN  978-0440229285 288 pp. $7.99

I just finished Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli over breakfast this morning. As soon as I got to work I had to jump on the blog and check that this was the same book that April stayed up all night reading. It didn’t have the same affect on me. Although I appreciated the independent Donata and her desire to explore the world of Venice outside the family’s Palazzo, I felt like finishing this book was an uphill battle. Sometimes there was too much dialogue and other times I felt like the history lesson was a little heavy handed. I wasn’t connected to the characters and wished to learn more about their hearts and minds. Sorry April–I wouldn’t give up a night of snuggling for this story. 🙂

Review by ~Alli

See April’s review for another take on Daughter of Venice!

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