My enjoyment rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Personal copy
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Objectionable material: None
Princess Celie is in a quandary: her parents have disappeared under questionable circumstances, her brother (and heir apparent in his father’s absence) has been forced from authority at the hands of his advisors and an evil prince, and her beloved castle – that transforms to suit her needs and her family’s – has been spellbound and has become dormant.
What is a princess to do? In Celie’s case – she vanquishes the evil overtakers, she sends rescue teams out to find her parents, she organizes the family staff to help in the revolt – and she’s only 11.
This was our mother/daughter book club for January – and the girls (and moms) thought it was delightful!
Celie is spunky, creative and tough; she has an assortment of interesting characters that surround her – but the true gem is the magical Castle, which transforms itself to accommodate the family, guests, and most importantly, Celie.
It wasn’t a perfect book (story lines that didn’t connect or make sense) – but it was fun.
No decision yet on our February book!