A Princess of Roumania, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Aug 1, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
8 Reviews
This is a truly magical tale, full of strangeness, terrors and wonders. Many girls daydream that they are really a princess adopted by commoners. In the case of teenager Miranda Popescu, this is literally true. Because she is at the fulcrum of a deadly political battle between conjurers in an alternate world where "Roumania" is a leading European power, Miranda was hidden by her aunt in our world, where she was adopted and raised in a quiet Massachusetts college town.
The narrative is split between our world and the people in Roumania working to protect or to capture Miranda: her Aunt Aegypta Schenck versus the mad Baroness Ceaucescu in Bucharest, and the sinister alchemist, the Elector of Ratisbon, who holds her true mother prisoner in Germany. This is the story of how Miranda -- with her two best friends, Peter and Andromeda -- is brought back to her home reality. Each of them is changed in the process and all will have much to learn about their true identities and the strange world they find themselves in.
This story is a triumph of contemporary fantasy.
 

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User Review  - dolphari - LibraryThing

I kept trying to like this book, but it just didn't draw me in. Three teenagers from today's world get pulled into an alternate universe, where Miranda is a princess of Roumania. In her old life, she ... Read full review

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User Review  - patrickgarson - LibraryThing

Paul Park has written an intriguing and very singular YA novel with A Princess of Roumania. In a lot of respects, it's quite difficult to say what even makes it Young Adult; Park has a gift of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
44
Section 4
59
Section 5
70
Section 6
93
Section 7
102
Section 8
107
Section 16
237
Section 17
239
Section 18
241
Section 19
278
Section 20
287
Section 21
344
Section 22
369
Section 23
395

Section 9
115
Section 10
136
Section 11
155
Section 12
170
Section 13
172
Section 14
173
Section 15
188
Section 24
397
Section 25
412
Section 26
423
Section 27
440
Section 28
450
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PAUL PARK lives in North Adams, MA

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