The Lincoln Spy
Author: Monet Polny
Genre: Historical Fiction
Summary: Amelia is on her first mission. If you think she is a spy, she is way more than that. She is a time traveling spy. She is given the hard mission of traveling back in time to change the future. A mission that every time traveling spy has failed. To change the future that awaits President Lincoln and President Kennedy. Just to her luck her partner is the impulsive and annoying Otto. They travel from Washington D.C. to Dallas to save these two presidents lives. They try not mess with the past too much but saving these two presidents already sets a completely different future. This historical fiction really brought my eyes to more books like this. It wouldn’t be considered one of my new favorite genre or book. It didn’t scream to me as much as other books, but I would definitely keep an eye on the upcoming books that this genre brings.
My Review: It was an okay book for me and that was just because I am not really used to the historical fiction genre. I do like that these two kids are only fourteen and that already says a lot on what teenagers are capable of doing. I do like all the characters in this book though. At first Amelia seemed like a very stubborn girl so I had to get used to her and get to know her better before I actually started to like her. Otto on the other hand I liked as soon as he said his first line. There are some times in this book that I got a little bored of reading but this was a very unique book to say. So it took a lot of time and creativity to write this book, and I give the author props for that. I would never have thought of time traveling presidents for a book to write. Even though its a creative idea I think its hard to express in a book. Because its history you would really need to know every single detail of it if you would like write a book about it. I enjoyed reading it though. Would I put on my favorites list? No. But I would recommend to some people. Mostly people that enjoy history but I would not recommend it for people who don’t like learning about American history. I am now more open about reading historical fiction I just don’t know if I would enjoy reading that genre.