Book Name – The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly
Author – Jamie Pacton
Publisher – Page Street Publishing
This book is a contemporary young adult fiction set in the recent times, yes don’t let this medieval word deceive you. Funny fact time: There is this thing that I always mess myself with, which is, I really don’t know how to compose “Medieval”, it’s always this autocorrect that figures it out for what I’m trying to type!
The story revolves around a girl named Kit Sweetly, yes you heard that right “Kit”! And her brother Chris Sweetly. Kit works at a medieval times themed restaurant as a wench (waitress). But she has always dreamt of being a Knight and riding a horse in the arena just like her elder brother Chris. Being a Girl Knight is what considered as a taboo in the community, given that only boys become the knight. Kit is ready to do anything to make her dream come true. In the quest to becoming the one she has always dreamt about, Kit gets famous all over Chicago, when she plays in the arena as a knight in place of her brother and reveals her identity.
Revealing her identity would bring the management into trouble, about a girl being a knight. Now what will Kit do? It would be enthralling to know. So, pick up your copies right now and read this wonderful YA fiction.
The book is a cute love story as it has delivered some cute friends turned to romantic lovers with fierce feminism. This book is for every fellow queens and fellow wenches who understand the depth of their dreams and resolute to fulfill each of them. Kit is shown as a girl who not only takes a stand for herself but also for all the other girls out there, who are willing to accomplish their dreams.
With fluency in the language and excellent narration, I totally enjoyed the Jamie’s debut novel. I think the characterization was on point. I loved the characters of Chris (Kit’s brother) and Jett (Kit’s childhood friend) who have always extended their hands to help Kit in which ever way they could. I can assure you that you won’t regret reading this funny YA. Its hearty and lively, full of lovely characters.