The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Title

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Authors

Mackenzie Lee

Publisher

HaperCollins US

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062795328

Pages

464 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science. But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

960L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ; Health & Disability; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; Race & Culture; Race discrimination; gay; epileptic; prejudice

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White / Caucasian

Awards

Audie Award, 2019, Finalist, Young Adult
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2018, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

adventure; surgery; hijab; feminism; class; sexism

Diversity Impact

indirect

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