18 September 2013
The Water Castle
Blakemore, Megan. The Water Castle. Walker Children, 2013.
Ephraim's family moves to their family estate, a castle in rural Maine, and Ephraim befriends the descendant of the castle's caretakers as well as the descendant of his family's rivals. While the trio try to discover the secrets of the fountain of youth, old rivalries are mended and relationships restored.
This book was amazing. It's Holes meets Narnia. This story was entertaining, the ending was satisfying, and I read this entire book in one sitting. I am so glad there's a copy of this book in my library; I plan to booktalk it this week when classes come to visit.
Recommended for: tweens, teens, reluctant readers, fans of Narnia
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars