This month I had no trouble getting my daughter to read this new book called The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins and published by Shilo Run Press. The cover of the book itself makes the book very inviting. When the book arrived, she opened the package and started reading it right away. She read for an hour every night before bed. Each morning she was so excited to tell me about what had happened in the story that she had read the night before.
Here is what my 12 year old had to say about the book:
Avery and her brother Henry are out in the woods alone. They think they hear someone following them so they hide in the castle tree house, which Avery's father built for her. The person who they suspected was following them was in the castle and was an old lady. She kidnapped Avery and Henry. They were both separated and could not find each other. The old lady took Avery to a place where all the other 13 year olds, who were also kidnapped, were kept. Avery met a nice girl named Kate. As Kate showed her around, Avery found out that they were being held in a castle. The king was to marry a girl named Angelina. Avery got to play the organ for the wedding. She met a guy named Tuck, who really like her and keeps sending her notes. She confused Tuck with a guy named Kendrick. When she was on the roof with Tuck, she could see the entire city. She saw her house with smoke coming out of the chimney and thought her father was home. She ran away from the castle heading towards her house. She was stopped and almost kidnapped by a man who would kill her if she tried to get away. She escaped safely. When she arrived at her house, instead of her father, she found big scruffy men, who were rude and chased her. She hid in her tree house so they couldn't find her...
This story really was amazing and one of the best books I have ever read. Girls and boys, who love adventures and mysteries, would enjoy reading this book too.
The book has been
handed over confiscated by my 14 year old and she is reading it now. They both can't wait until book 2 comes out and have already asked if we can buy it. I'd say that means the book is a winner in our family! What books are on your summer reading list?
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