I fell in love with this book after reading the first sentence. It is:
“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”
The (very high profile) quote on the cover (“This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I’ve ever met.”) by J. K. Rowling is spot on.
The novel is written entirely in wonderful first person narrative. The narrator is a 17 year old girl named Cassandra Mortmain, who tells us about a year in her life and the life of her family in the old castle they call home. She tells us her story in the form of journal entries, filling up three journals by the end.
I know it’s cliche, but I literally could not put this book down. I even took it with me to the fireworks on the fourth of july, with a book light. I had to sleep with it by my pillow at night.
This is now one of my very favorite books of all time. I fell in love with the writing style and how perfect her descriptions of her emotions are.
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