David by Mary Hoffman - Published by Bloomsbury



In my opinion it took a bit of time to get into the genre of book but when I got in to it I couldn't put the book down.

The book ‘David' was about a boy who was eighteen who went to Florence in search of work to pay for his wedding, but little did he know that he would become a famous model for a statue and a painting. The character Gabriele is known for the statue in the plaza in Florence in the book. The characters were very believable as I believed I was there at one point or I was the characters once in a while. The character Michelangelo often reminded me of my dad as he is a stone carver/builder. The relationship between the two brothers is unique: as they haven't seen each other for a long time and they are still as close as two brothers that have been together all their lives.

I think the book was interesting as I learned some facts. I also thought that it was a quite good book and if they release a film I am definitely going to see it. As much as I loved this book I haven't read any other book that Mary Hoffman has written, but I would like to. The book ‘David' is quite a romance/violent book. I have chosen these words because this book is basically leading up to a war between the de Medici and another family (I can't actually remember the name) and I said ‘romance' because most of the women in Florence want to be with David.

I think this book is aimed at thirteen and up because of all the references in it, and if you are thirteen and up you may find this book historically interesting however this book may not appeal to everyone because of the contents. I rate this book 4 stars.

By Steffany

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