Saturday, September 22, 2012
Tuesdays at the Castle
by Jessica Day George
Princess Celie lives in Castle Glower, a magical castle that continuously adds rooms, passageways and towers. No one quite understands why or how the castle does it, but Celie tries to map out all the changes as they happen. Things are always mysteriously appearing and disappearing, depending on if the castle likes you or not!
Then Celie's parents, the king and queen, disappear. The councilors want to be names "regents" for Celie's older brother, and foreign princes and invading the castle. Celie and her older siblings are held prisoners in their own castle! How can Celie help them when she is trapped in a tower with no way out?
I loved this book! It was lots of fun to read, and the action was very fast paced. I had a hard time putting it down. The plot lines are fairly straight forward, but has enough twists and fun moments that it was really engrossing.
Celie was vibrant and very exciting to read about. The reader has great insight into her emotions, and her personality keeps the book moving so well. Had fun getting to know her, and seeing her foils in her siblings.
This book is great for late elementary and middle school readers. Most definitely more for the girls, and lots of fun!