I started a new book called Etiquette & Espionage. It is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Sophronia who does not have proper manners and causes a lot of trouble for her mom. Sophronia likes to take apart machines to see how they work. Her mother, Mrs. Temminnick, decides to enroll Sophronia into Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Acadamy for Young Ladies of Quality. Soon Sophronia figures out that the academy is not exactly what she expected, unfortunately for her mother. The school does teach proper etiquette, how to dance, and dress, but it also teaches how to kill, create diversions, and espionage. I have not been able to read much of the story, but based on what I have read so far I probably would not take much from this book to use in my story. First of all, the book is set in the Victorian era in Britain where my story starts in America in 2019. Etiquette & Espionage has supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves so, I do not think that I would be able to get inspiration from the conflicts because my story is more realistic. I have not read much of the book, but it seems like most of the characterization is shown by the characters’ actions which is what I would want to do in my story instead of the character just saying how they are. I feel like it would be boring if the protagonist or one of the other characters said how they were. 

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