A review by katypicken
The Downstairs Girl, by Stacey Lee

emotional informative lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


This was an enjoyable YA read, but with rather too much going on. Numerous interlocking storylines, and several of them - concerning difficult and emotional issues - were wrapped up rather too easily or glossed over. Still it was a fun read, and I learnt some things about the southern USA in the late 19th century that I hadn't known before.

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