Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Greenglass House by Kate Milford

Milo lives in an isolated inn at the top of a cliff. It's known to be a hideout for smugglers, but is usually deserted at Christmas time. Milo is looking forward to a relaxing week, but one by one, mysterious guests arrive at the inn, all with connections to the house that are revealed as the book goes on. Milo and the cook's daughter, Meddy, take on characters from a role playing game and start to hunt for objects that go missing, and find out some revealing secrets about the inn and themselves. This is a book for bright kids with good vocabularies--I found it a little hard to keep track of the characters and their motivations--but I have students who had no trouble with it. I also wasn't crazy about a twist in the story, but it made for a good discussion point. Recommended for good readers who are willing to stick with a tricky plot.

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