Friday, February 29, 2008
The Treasures of Weatherby...
I hadn't heard anything about the Treasures of Weaterby, which led me to think it would fall flat. But you know what?
I loved it!
The story of a young boy (Harleigh) living in a falling-to-pieces manor house, with an assortment of odd and old family members, the book falls into the category of "books about kids with mysterious places to explore", which I LOVE! Hidden spaces, overgrown gardens, secret rooms and trapdoors. Mazes and towers and hidden treasures.
I'll admit that the character of Allegra (Harleigh's secret friend) is a bit of a disappointment in the end. She gets "wrapped up" too quickly, after a well paced read. But that aside-the book is wonderful! It has that "is this magic or not?" vibe Zilpha Keatly Snyder is so darn good at!