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An Acquaintance with Darkness

Author: Ann Rinaldi
Reviewer's Age: Grade 8

An Acquaintance with Darkness by Ann Rinaldi is about Emily Bransby, a 14-year old girl living in Washington DC at the time that President Lincoln was assassinated. Her mother has just died and her best friend’s mother is jailed for taking a part in Lincoln’s murder. Because her father is also dead, Emily is forced to live with her mother’s hated brother, Valentine, who is a doctor with a secret. Emily has to decide how much she’s willing to risk for her law-breaking uncle. An Acquaintance with Darkness was a good book, well written with a good plot. Despite what you may have heard about historical fiction, it actually isn’t as boring as it could be. Out of 10 stars, I’d give this book a 7.