In the aftermath of the 1838 Rebellion in Lower Canada, Sophie Mallory sets sail to be with her father, wrongfully convicted of treason and deported to Australia.close this panel
Dr. Beverley Boissery is a historian and the author of three works of non-fiction: A Deep Sense of Wrong, Uncertain Justice, and Beyond Hope. The first "Sophie" book, Sophie's Rebellion, was released in 2005.close this panel
"Boissery manages to incorporate that historical and geographical knowledge into the story in a manner that provides an authentic and generally appropriately gloomy, challenging backdrop to the main story events ... Again including strong, complex characters, Sophie's Exile is more plot-driven and features a more engaging narrative than the earlier books in the trilogy. Middle school readers with an interest in history will enjoy Boissery's writing. Schoolteachers desiring to employ historically accurate fictional writing in the classroom will do well to consider the classroom inclusion of Sophie's Exile.
"I enjoyed this book especially because it made me want to find out more about this part of history. I would suggest this story for nine and up. Sophie's Exile gets a four-star rating." - Mena, age 14, Sarah's Stars September 2008close this panel