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The Glass Castle {Shiloh Run Press Review}

Hi neighbors!

Through the TOS Crew I recently received the book, The Glass Castle by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins.  The book is published and sold through Shiloh Run Press a division of Barbour Publishing.  Although this is a good size book, approx. 250 pages, the chapters are reasonably short, so they are easy to get through one chapter for an assignment.

The story starts out with excitement from the very beginning and the writing, definitely holds your attention.  No, I did not read the entire book, but I did read the first few chapters to get an idea of what happens.  My daughter read the entire book, and although she did not really break it down as she read it, she really did enjoy the story.  I think she read it straight through in a day or two.

The story is about a young girl Avery and the kingdom she lives in.  The King who is presently married to his second wants an heir to his kingdom.  His wife of course wants to give him an heir, but apparently his first wife had given him a son who has disappeared.  The king is dying and his heir must be found.  Unfortunately there is of course someone else who would like to be in charge, who decides she must implement a plan to capture all the children in the kingdom who are 13 years old.  Now, this is all I am going to tell you about the story.  You will have to get the book and read it yourself, or have your child read it to you.

M says - I really like this book! :)  I can't wait for the next book in the series to be out.

I personally LOVE to read and have managed with all six of our children to create an interest in reading.  This book will help encourage even those children who aren't quite interested in reading to read!  The book can be read as an assignment, or you could read it out loud together.  I often prefer the reading out loud together, because then you can discuss what happens and you know exactly what your child is reading.

The book, The Glass Castle is available in Hardback, ePub and Kindle versions, for $12.99 each.  It is designed for ages 10-14 and is of course a fiction story.  Our family has read several other Jerry B. Jenkins books, but this is our first by Trisha White Priebe.

My daughter seemed to enjoy the book, The Glass Castle, so it just might be a book we will read together as a family.  Apparently a second book is already in the plans.  If you are looking for a book to help entertain your child over the summer take a little time and check out The Glass Castle.  You can actually read a sample on their website.

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The Glass Castle {Shiloh Run Press Review}

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Unknown said…
Sounds like a really great book! Thanks for the review!

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