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Publication Date: 4 Aug 2016
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 5.9 UY
|Paperback||2 Aug 2012||
I capture the castle
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A teen girl relates in her diary her life with her equally extraordinary family.
"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink" is the memorable first line of this enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal.
Cassandra wittily describes life growing up in a crumbling castle, with her father who suffers from crippling writer's block, her glamorous but ineffectual step-mother and her vain but beloved sister Rose.
When two visiting Americans arrive, all of their lives are turned upside down, and Cassandra experiences her first love.
This is a classic coming-of-age story, beloved of generations of teenage and adult readers, by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
NOTE : One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World