Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
A really good book is one that you don't want to stop reading once you start. It is worth staying up way to late to finish reading it.
I read this book late last night. Loved it!
Eleven year old Cecelia's parents are the king and queen of Castle Glower, which is alive and changes it's floor plan upon whim - usually on Tuesdays. The castle chooses it's kings and while her older brother Rolf is the crown prince, Cecelia is the castle's favorite person. When her parents leave to attend their oldest son's graduation from wizard school, they are attacked by bandits and presumed dead. Young princes from two rival countries come in to "pay their respects", and one of them tries to take over the country and the castle. But, the castle has a mind of it's own, and it protects Cecelia and her brother and sister as they try to help the castle to eject the evil prince. This is a delightful, fun, magical tale! I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.