The Glass Castle is an intriguing, suspenseful, action packed story that keeps you flipping the 256 pages until you hit the end of the book and it leaves you wanting to know what comes next. Avery is the main character of this story which starts out on her thirteenth birthday. Birthdays are pretty important, but where she lives, all thirteen-year-old children are kidnapped and taken to the castle. Why? The King’s first wife died not long after giving birth to a child 13 years ago and the new queen wants to be the one that produces an heir. She wants to make sure that the child from the first queen is never found, but what she doesn’t count on is that the 13 year olds that are locked in the castle tower will work together to find out what is going on and to create a plan to stop her. Avery is kidnapped while she is in the woods with her three-year-old brother and then taken to the castle tower. Once inside she quickly makes friends with Kate, who takes Avery under her wing, Tuck, who is voted the leader of the teens, and Kendrick, who shares Avery’s love of books. As Avery adjusts to life in the castle, she begins remembering all the stories her mother told her about the castle before her mother disappeared and she realizes that she knows more about what is happening in the castle than she ever thought she did, but she doesn’t know why she knows these things. Little by little bits of the stories her mother told her start to fit together and make sense as Avery shares what she knows with her friends. They know what they need to find to stop the new queen and gain their freedom. The question is will they be able to do that in time?
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