Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Book Review - Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris

About the Book
Written like a journal and featuring doodles, cartoons, whimsical notes and memorabilia like postcards and ticket stubs, MIRA’S DIARY: LOST IN PARIS takes readers on a fast-paced adventure around the globe to view the Wonders of the World through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl.

Mira, her older brother Malcolm, and her photographer father are traveling the world to document the Modern Wonders — and search for Mira’s missing mother. The only clue they have is a postcard from Paris. When Mira touches a gargoyle at Notre Dame, she is whirled into the past where she meets historical figures like the painter Degas and catches a brief, shocking glimpse of her mother. Mira begins to suspect that her Mom didn’t run out on them, but has become a prisoner of the past. Can one family on an incredible worldwide adventure stop a plot in time?

Accompanied by fun and engaging illustrations, MIRA’S DIARY is a fresh take on weaving together real history and art with action, adventure, time-travel and family drama in an exciting new series for middle grade readers.

About the Author
Marissa Moss has published over 50 children's books and her illustrated Amelia series sold more than 2 million copies. If Marissa weren't a writer, she'd be a time traveler. Although she hopes to visit all the wonders of the world, right now she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she can appreciate the Golden Gate Bridge from her window. Visit for more.

My Take on the Book
What I loved about this book was the narrative diary-esque way in which the author draws young readers into this story. Especially for the tween that is probably going to read this, it allows them to feel that they are sitting right next to Mira talking to her, or at least listening to her stories. The book was also quite fun, and Mira has some amazing fantastical adventures that are a bit out of this world, but fun none-the-less. Any young reader (especially young girls) will enjoy how this book allows you to use your own imagination and imagine what Mira is seeing and experiencing in their own minds!

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