First sentence: Audacity Jones had once again devoured every sprig of burned broccoli, even though clean plates simply were not tolerated at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls.
Premise/plot: Audacity Jones loves to be punished. Why? Because the punishment room is the library. She doesn't mind a bit spending hours locked away being punished, not with so many wonderful books--both fiction and nonfiction--to read. Still on this Christmas Eve she wasn't expecting to find herself invited into an actual adventure story. The Commodore has dropped by looking for a twelve year old orphan. Audacity goes with him. By the time she's gotten to their destination, Washington D.C., she is more than a little suspicious. But resourceful and intelligent she can outsmart any conman, right?
My thoughts: This one is not thought-provoking, but, it is fun and delightful. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. This one is set during the Taft administration. Audacity ends up meeting the President even when she saves the President's niece Dorothy. But while I enjoyed many things about this one what I loved most was the cat, Min.
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