Catherine, Called Birdy

Catherine, Called Birdy - Karen Cushman The first time I read this book was with my ELA class in middle school, but I HATED it SO MUCH. I was excited to read it, too, because I've always been interested in the general time period when it's set and because I love epistolary novels. But I really, really hated it.

I went back and reread it recently, and I still feel pretty much the same way. The main character struck me as being too "teenager-y" for the 14th Century. She seemed more like a kid from today who had been given lessons on what life was like, rather than someone who had grown up in that time period and was a product of that life.