Monday, 12 January 2015

Finished Book Review: I Capture the Castle

Finally (after 5 months) i have finished reading I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. If you haven't already read the first part of my review then read it here. I was correct in saying that my opinions have changed. Please note the first paragraph contains spoilers.
A lot has changed since the middle of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE. After Simon and Rose have been together for a long time, her siblings uncover that she does not love Simon and never will. This creates great havoc in Cassandra's mind, especially because she kissed Simon and decided she is in madly love with him. Rose and Cassandra have their first brawl and Cassandra storms out into the dark London night and finds her own way home. Stephan gets a job as a model and an actor but continues to be boring and love-sick. Mr. Mortimer finally begins writing at the end and there is an unexpected twist with who loves who which really shocks the reader.

Cassandra travels to London and is given an extravagant gift from Simon, which she cherishes more than anything. She describes these two main moments with a lot of detail. The way that it is written is exactly how a teenager would write; making every moment sound like the best or worse day of her life. As the story progresses, you learn more about the traditions and way of life of a not-so-normal 1930's family. I liked that, although she laments a lot, i never felt empathetic towards Cassandra. I would have found it very boring if i constantly felt sorry for the narrator. The ceaseless talk about Simon is tiring but believable. I also love how Cassandra is subtly rude about all her family members.

I would recommend this book to every teenage girl. It is not just a girly love story but a more interesting novel about teenage life and living in a castle. Cassandra is at an awkward age and her narrating is highly entertaining. Girls will relate to her embarrassing traumas. After reading it, I have decided i want to live in a castle; there would be so much to write about and discover.
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