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Entertaining Yet Factual

Reviewing: Phillippa Gregory The Other Boylen Girl  |  Rating:
Jennifer Tang By Jennifer Tang on
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The Other Boleyn Girl written by Phillippa Gregory is about the love affairs of two sisters with none other than the king of England, King Henry the VIII himself. Mary, the younger of the two Boylen girls catches the eye of King Henry the VIII, married to Catherine of Aragon. She starts a heart breaking love affair with him, even knowing that she is betraying her beloved Queen Catherine. When all seems great, Anne, the elder sister, catches his eye, stealing him from right under Mary's nose. As Mary returns to the life she had before King Henry the VIII had interferred, Anne begins to plot out a plan to steal the king and get rid of Queen Catherine.

This book with its many twists, turns, and heart breaks keeps you mentally stimulated the entire time. There is always something happening. You get to explore the world of the nobles, finding out the scandal and endless, mind-numbing balls they attend.

You'll find yourself unable to put down its many pages and endless pleasures. The wickedness of the court will pull you in, but the troubles of the explorted will keep you reading.