I decided to read this book when our school librarian recommended it to our class. I first wasn't interested at all! But when I read the back of the book (the summary), I thought that it was worth reading. The cover had an picture of a girl, so I thought that it was about a girl about as same as me. But I was wrong! This book was about a girl who is a mucker, which was a job for a person "below the royal." I almost think it was from back in time.
This book is about a girl named Dashti who has swore to serve Lady Saren forever. Lady Saren can be little off-tempered, bossy, or picky. Some maids who served her ran away, but Dashti serves her faithfully even when Lady Saren's father makes her get locked up in the tower for seven years. She writes a journal about this (which is, well, this book) and she gets curious about her later life.
I LOVED this story because this made me feel sympathetic to Dashti and she does all sorts of things to actually serve Lady Saren. The confusing part of this is that this is supposed to be a "Book of a Thousand Days," but it doesn't reach 1000 days at all! Well, it does, but Dashti doesn't specifically tell it. Although it was confusing, I still liked the story.`