Fatechanger Book One: Penny Lost by L. M. Poplin
Black Rose Writing Historical Fiction , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date 23 May 2019
When fourteen-year-old Penelope Clark accidentally travels through time to 1915 Boston, she must disguise herself first as a pickpocket and then as a newsboy, learning how to thieve, fight, and broadcast headlines to survive in an era before antibiotics and open-heart surgeries.
Stuck in the past with no way to get home, Penn makes her first friend ever and many enemies. But when Penn is robbed and the pickpockets kidnap the head newsboy, she finds herself stuck in the middle of a dangerous rivalry, questioning her loyalties to either side and to herself.
After a violent fistfight with a fellow pickpocket, Penn incurs a life-threatening infection. As her supposed enemy nurses her back to health—discovering she’s a girl and befriending her in the process—Penn realizes that someone else must have betrayed her. Her ensuing investigation reveals not only the truth of her betrayer’s identity, but also her own.
This is the first book in the Fatechanger series. The book is about Penny and her time in Boston exploring the city during the summer days. She decides since she does not have any friends she is going to infiltrate a boy’s club of thieves by pretending to be a boy. I love her well developed character that shows she is strong and resourceful.
The book overall is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the description of Boston. Traveling there often it definitely was very accurate.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion and I have to tell you I highly recommend this book!!
Can’t wait for the next installment.
I give this book 5 stars *****