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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Hooper Narrator: Kate Byers Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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London, 1861. Each day Grace must find a new way of earning enough money to pay the rent for the bleak, cold room that she and her sister live in, and to buy them enough - just - to eat.

But there is a different danger threatening Grace, a danger linked to an event in her past that she is desperate to forget. Grace has caught the eye of the Unwins, an unscrupulous family whose shady business dealings are those of death and mourning, and who will stop at nothing to defraud two young women of what is rightfully theirs...A gripping, fast-paced novel for older children about two poverty-stricken sisters and their struggle to survive in Victorian London.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mina | 2/12/2014

    " I really loved the book. Set in the Victorian era, around 1860 I think, it's basically about a girl named Grace trying to live in really harsh and terribly poor conditions in London with her sister. The book starts off really depressing, since a horrible tragedy happens to Grace, which I'm not going to reveal here, but basically the first few chapters of the book is about how they tried to live on their own in one of the most poorest towns in London.I really liked how the author went into such detail about their situation, especially when she describes about the area that Grace and her sister lived in. It actually gives you so much info about how terrible conditions the lower class people had to live in back then. Anyways, the story starts to pick pace once when the sisters were forced out of their homes and into the streets, that forces Grace to find a better job than the one she had before (which was selling watercresses on the streets). And the new job she takes on not only changes her life, but everyone around her as well. That change definitely brings about something good for Grace and her sister, a change that both of them definitely deserved. The book held me captivated until the end. I really encourage everyone to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 2/10/2014

    " Sometimes I read YA novels, ok? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fami | 1/5/2014

    " Fallen Grace was great! Mary Hooper can really write a captivating novel set in the Victorian Era! I loved how all of the little pieces of the story that didn't seem to make any sense at first fell together and created an awesome plot! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, or is just looking for an interesting and fast read.:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Frost | 11/9/2013

    " This historical fiction was very Dickens-like. Which isn't a bad thing. I am sure that was a direct purpose of the author, the "good ol' boy" even makes a cameo appearance. I think I would use this as an intro to Dickens for the middle grade reader. Dickens can be very detailed and lengthy reading. This novel immerses you in the same Victorian period and poverty. The main character of course travels a journey of rags to riches and exhibits a valuable moral compass. I have several students I know I would recommend this to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debrarian | 11/3/2013

    " Grace and her older sister Lily (who is mentally disabled) live in a slum in Victorian England and desperately try to eke out a survival by selling watercress on the streets. The book opens with a grim scene - Grace is on a funeral train, about to sneak the body of her stillborn infant (the result of a rape) into the coffin of an unknown woman so that the baby may have a decent burial. Here Grace, who has a lovely, mournful face, is offered employment by a family in the funeral business as a mute, a girl hired to look tragic during a burial. Various silly subplots come together to allow Grace & Lily to be discovered at last as lost heiresses, but not before the funeral family tries to bilk them out of their fortune. To me the book reads like a study of interesting historical facts about the Victorian funeral trade dressed up with the outline of a story. Interesting, but not riveting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/31/2013

    " Very "dickens." Everything ties up nicely. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 10/15/2013

    " Brilliant. Perfect depiction of Victorian London. Creative and fully of twists and turns that keep the pages turning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Wilson | 10/7/2013

    " Fun book, part mystery, part history, set in Dicken's London. Young readers will enjoy this story that takes them into the funeral business and follows the fortunes of Grace as she tries to clear her name and protect her sister, Lily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selah Bell | 8/23/2013

    " I liked this book, but there was just something about it that seemed not quite right. I liked the storyline, but there was something about the story that didn't quite seem good enough. I would have liked to see Grace and James' relationship growing a bit more, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/8/2012

    " This book is Dickens-lite. Unfortunately, Dickens has always been one of my least favorite authors. At least the lite version deletes the long, boring descriptions which remind me that the author was paid by the word.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 1/27/2012

    " This is an engaging story told in Dickensian London, with a Dickensian plot, and even an appearance by Dickens himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 6/10/2011

    " While it moved along well I found this book more of a social commentary than a thrilling mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/17/2011

    " Very different from most YA novels being written today. The author did a great job imitating Dicken's voice and writing style, and the historical details were extremely well researched and accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loops | 4/17/2011

    " Wonderful.. I didn't want it to end :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 4/11/2011

    " Just what I needed...great historical fiction!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/11/2011

    " I loved Grace. I admit a bias for Dickens, and a happy ending. This would be fine for sixth grade and up "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 4/3/2011

    " im about half way through it because i think its kinda weird. and it sooooooo depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/31/2011

    " "Dickens-lite" novel for historical fiction fans. Grace and her developmentally delayed sister Lily have fallen on hard times. In Victorian London, there is little hope for orphaned girls who are not among the upper class. But Grace is plucky and determined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharlene | 3/28/2011

    " Yea, finally a book to get into! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afton | 3/25/2011

    " Very predictable, very Dickensian, kind of bland. The best character in the book was the Victorian mourning and funeral business whose details were grim, despicable and amusing at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/15/2011

    " Very satisfying historical fiction set in mid 1800's England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 3/11/2011

    " I loved this one. Disappointed it did not go on. I would read this again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl-Lynn | 2/27/2011

    " An interesting historical fiction. Lots of social history included which was enlightening to read. I can't believe the major class differences and how corrupt some people can be. Loved the heroin Grace. Will have to check out more from this author. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Hooper

Mary Hooper is a popular writer for children and young adults, best known for her finely woven historical novels. She lives in England.