Sunday, May 3, 2009
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
This is the journal of Cassandra- a young girl trying to figure out her life. There is her sister Rose who wants to escape her boring life, her stepmother Topaz- who longs to be important to her husband. There is Stephen, a friend of the family who is crazy about Cassandra. When new neighbours move in, life gets very interesting for Cassandra and her family. I am not totally sure many kids would stick with this book, but I REALLY enjoyed it. As an interesting aside, Dodie Smith only wrote one other piece- the movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians.