Book 30! I know, it’s only been a day since I have posted something, but I have finished another book. It helps that I am on a many of road trips that I take this summer (oh joy!...) So, book 30 is a book called Tuesday’s at the Castle. I had to chose a book with a month or day of the week in the title and this seemed interesting enough. The cover of the book makes it seem that it is for young readers (like 7-12) but the way that it reads, it has to be in the same category as Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl books. It was actually a really good book, I was really into it, however short it was.
So Tuesday’s at the Castle follows Celie, the youngest of 4 royal children who has an unique bond with the Castle in which her family lives. This castle has been in this country for hundreds of years and is magical. It adds new rooms and hallways and secret passages all the time, especially when it is bored. It also let the ruling family know secrets people try to keep secret, like if you are secretly thinking of overthrowing the royal family. Well the story starts with the king and queen going on a trip to watch their oldest son graduate as a wizard (why he is not heir to the throne is because the Castle determined that the second son was a better fit and the Castle knows best). Tragedy strikes when the royal family is attacked and presumed dead. Celie doesn’t believe this to be true and neither does the Castle. Unfortunately, there is someone who is trying to take over the kingdom and it’s up to Celie, her siblings, and the Castle to stop these intruders.
The book was really interesting to read. Now I do have questions about the world that is built but the author does a great job of giving you just what you need to understand how this world works. Celie is a courageous 11-year-old princess and does a lot to save her family, more than a regular 11 year old would do. She was quick on her feet to think of things to upset or unsettle the enemy, to throw favor in for her brother (the heir) and against the enemy.
All in all, for a young reader’s book it was really fun to read, especially on a road trip. I was wondering a lot who was the royal family and who was conspiring against them. I wanted to know if the royal family was really dead. If they weren’t, then where were they hiding and why didn’t they send word or help to their children? It was fun, interesting, funny, and endearing. I was happy with my pick. Well, I’ll see you with the next book.
Let's enjoy the many worlds there are to enjoy, in just our own heads.