Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Must Read!

        This week I finished yet another one of the SSYRA books.  My newest book was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George.  I have to admit I was a little skeptical about reading this book at first because I am not a fan of dragons and dungeons and other castle-y stuff . . . but this book is so much better than so many of the other castle books I have read in the past!!!  This book is about a royal family that lives in Castle Glower.  But the castle is not your average stone home, no this one is magical and can use its powers to protect the ones it loves and pester the ones it doesn't.  I don't want to give too much away but the story is centered around the three youngest children of the king and queen as they try to survive after their parents disappear and are presumed dead.  The main character Celie is eleven, but I think that even students as young as third grade would enjoy and be able to follow the storyline.  The book is fun and fast paced and at times a little intense as you root for the Celie, Lilah, and Rolf.  I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it!
Tuesdays at the Castle

        If you are looking for other must reads check out Amanda's blog The Teaching Thief as she hosts week six of Fiction Friday!


  1. Hi Nicole! Okay, I have GOT to get this book. Everyone is recommending it, so it must be amazing! I like the idea of a house having personality like that. It reminds me a bit of fun! Thanks for linking up!!

    The Teaching Thief

  2. It's a good one! Definitely one of my favorites on this year's list!