“Emma Hinkson 4th Book Project December 8, 2011
A Hard Life
Imagine being the Queen of Egypt! Well, in the historical fiction book Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer, Cleopatra, the former Queen of Egypt, tells the heartbreaking story of her life. Cleopatra Confesses is one of my all-time favorites, and I suggest you read it because you can learn history and it is action-packed.
In Cleopatra Confesses, you can learn a lot of history. The book is about Cleopatra, a famous historical figure and Queen of Egypt from 51 BC to 30 BC. In learning about her life you can learn history! You learn even the smallest details like who sat next to her at a banquet, who were her maids (Iris and Monifa) and who was her best friend (Charimon). And you also can learn important details like why Cleopatra killed herself with “venomous cobras”. Learning history allows you to think of what historical figures did and what the benefits and consequences were to their actions. Then you can apply it to your everyday life. By learning history you can become better educated and if you are better educated you have a stronger chance of getting into a good college and having a good job. You can definitely learn a lot in this book.
Cleopatra Confesses is an action-packed book. On every page there is lying or cheating, mischief or mayhem. One example is when Berenike, Cleopatra’s sister, killed Tryphaena, their other sister because she was jealous. Another example is when the King, Cleopatra, Berenike and Tryphaena’s father, had his own daughter, Berenike, killed because she seized power that was not rightfully hers. Yet another example is when the King’s subjects tried to kill him because he raised taxes. You can hardly resist the temptation to flip ahead and read more to find out the method to the madness in this action-packed book.
I realize that you may think that learning history is boring. Not in this book! You hardly know you’re learning history because you’re so focused on the exciting action!
As you can see, you can learn history in a fun, exciting way in the book Cleopatra Confesses. It is also an action-packed book. I hope you firmly consider reading this book. If you would like to know more before reading it, feel free to contact me at 555-1234. I hope to hear from you in the near future!
Emma DeLuca Hinkson