The Glass Castle Review (TOS Crew Review)

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Summer is a wonderful time to read, and I was thrilled when our family was asked to review The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins, a great Christian fiction for kids book, from Shiloh Run Press.

As always, the first thing I look for in a product is that it was adequately packaged and it arrived to us without damage.  This book arrived in perfect shape, and I was very excited to add such a high-quality hardback book to our library.

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The Glass Castle was advertised as suspenseful, so I asked my fourteen-year-old daughter who loves this specific genre to be the primary reader.  As it turned out, my both my sixteen and twelve-year-olds took turns reading the book as well!  (My oldest daughter actually grabbed it without my knowing, and returned it later in the afternoon with a rave review.)

The premise of The Glass Castle surrounds the mystery of a king’s son who disappeared.  Upon marrying a new wife, she decides that all of the thirteen-year-olds in the kingdom must be disposed of, so if she produced an heir he or she would eventually given the chance to rule the kingdom.  All of the thirteen-year-olds go undercover, and I’ve heard the story ends with quite the cliffhanger!

I asked my three children to write a short review in their own words.  I love when they can get involved in sharing what they thought about the products they use.

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“The Glass Castle was a book full of adventure and excitement.  Though the book is geared towards younger kids, I really enjoyed it overall.  I do look forward to reading the sequel once it comes out.”

~Maddy, almost 15

“The Glass Castle is a book about a thirteen-year-old girl named Avery.  When she goes for a walk in the woods, she is kidnapped and taken to a secret castle.  I enjoyed this book, and I think everyone should read it.  It was the kind of book that I would read in my free time.  Like I said, I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to read the sequel, The Ruby Moon.”

~Mason, age 12

“My mom requested that my younger brother and sister read The Glass Castle.  I wasn’t planning on reading it, since it is about a 7th grade reading level and I’m sixteen.  But one day I picked it up out of curiosity, and read it cover to cover.  It was a cute story, and I did enjoy it.  I liked the characters and the overall theme of the story.  I would probably recommend it for ages 11 through 14.”

~Melani, age 16

I would suggest this book for middle schoolers, and it took my children anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours to read it, depending on their age.  I didn’t have to prod my kids along while they were reading it, which was awesome.  They all said that they are curious to find out what happens in the sequel, and will want to purchase it when it becomes available.

As you can probably tell, I highly recommend this book.  I’m always looking for good Christian fiction books which captivate my children.  The Glass Castle is definitely a winner!

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Read more reviews from the fabulous TOS Review Crew below:

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Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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