Original Kindle Kids’ Corner eBook Review by Elizabeth G., Westwood Schools
eBook Title: Palace of Mirrors
Author’s Name: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Reviewer’s grade level: 6th Grade
Kindle Price: $5.99
Kindle Kids Corner Reviewer Name: Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth’s Review: Margaret Peterson Haddix’s book, Palace of Mirrors, tells the story of a peasant girl named Cecilia. From birth she has been told that she is really the true princess of Suala, but her family has kept her hidden. Cecilia is tired of waiting for the throne. So she takes matters into her own hands.
Cecilia and her best friend, Harper, travel to the city of Cortona to reclaim the throne from Desmia, the current princess. When they arrive in Cortona, thy discover that Desmia has been told by Lord Throckmorton, a devious knight who wants power, that she is the true princess. Cecilia goes through many twists and turns in her search for the truth. Finally, the truth which lies within the Palace of Mirrors shocks everyone involved.
I think that all girls should read this book. Not only will they learn about palace life, but they will be thoroughly entertained. Palace of Mirrors has something for everyone: adventure, mystery,and even a little romance. So no matter what you like, you will find something to enjoy in this book. I highly recommend Palace of Mirrors, and if you read it, I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did.
Educational Value: (1-5 rating) 4 – The book teaches the reader about how to be a princess, peasant life, and how royalty works.
Entertainment Value: (1-5 rating) 5 – The book is full of adventure and very engrossing.
Device on Which This Book Was Read: Hardback book
Date Review Filed: March 8, 2011
Teacher Name: Deana Rogers
Date of Teacher Checkoff: March 10, 2011
Posted at Kindle Kids’ Corner for Monday, March 14, 2011
(Editor’s Note: Nice job, Elizabeth! -Steve Windwalker)