The Glass Castle ~ Book Review
I love to read and have tried to instill that same love in my children. The latest book that we read together is The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins from Shiloh Run Press.
The Glass Castle is a story that was written for middle school age children. The book is a beautiful hardcover book, 250 pages long.
Avery has been kidnapped! Why? Where is she going? What happened to her father and brother? When she gets to the castle, she learns a little bit about why she may have been kidnapped. The king is growing old and needs an heir to the throne. He has remarried, but thirteen years ago, the king's wife had a child. She died, but no one knows what happened to the child. The new queen's solution? Dispose the kingdom of all the thirteen year olds. But, it won't be easy. Avery teams up with Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick to try to find out more. Along the way, Avery discovers that her mother may have a connection to the castle. She remembers her mother telling her stories about a castle, but she thought they were made up. Avery is also able to get out of the castle, but when she gets back to her home, where is her father? After learning that her father is no longer living in her house, she reluctantly goes back to the castle. She is determined to help the other children. She needs to find out more. More about her mother's "stories," more about why she is in the castle.
What we thought:
I read this book aloud to my children, ages 14, 12, 10, and 5. I would read through a couple chapters at a time. The older kids enjoyed hearing the story. They wanted to know what is going to happen next. At the end, they said that it was a good book and they were disappointed it ended they way it did (as a cliffhanger). They said they cannot wait until the next book comes out, because they can't wait to hear what happens to Avery. I thought thus was a good book. I also disliked that it ended in a cliffhanger and we didn't get to learn everything. We can't wait to get the next book in the series that comes out in October. We are looking forward to learning more about Avery and her friends.