Saturday, October 26, 2013

Guest Post Review: Twice Upon A Time: Rapunzel

Rapunzel, The One with all the Hair (Twice Upon a Time Series #1)

Today I've got a guest post review by M, the daughter of Book Haven. M is 11 years old and is an avid reader, as is her sister. They both plow through books like nobody's business! They have also become very interested in this blogging thing, so when they breezily suggested they have their own blogs we decided to start with a guest post or two. So here is M's take on the book she just finished- we hope you enjoy the review! 

Twice Upon A Time: Rapunzel by Wendy Mass was a very good book. The main characters are Rapunzel, Prince Benjamin, Prince Elkin, and Andrew the page. The book was written in two perspectives- Rapunzel's and Benjamin's. Rapunzel was whisked away by a witch on her twelfth birthday. She was taken to a tower in the woods, where she had only the bare necessities. She learned things she never knew about herself and her family at the same time. She was afraid, too, because she could hear heavy breathing at night, and it was not hers! 

Prince Benjamin lived with his mum, father and sister Annabelle who was 3 years old. Benjamin was easy to relate to, I learned a lot about his life in the book. His cousin, Prince Elkin, was staying with them, and he always seemed to get the boys in trouble. Benjamin became friends with Andrew, who wished to become a knight. Andrew has heard many amazing stories, and he gets Benjamin and Elkin involved in a very interesting and dangerous rumor about a cave, a treasure and a troll!

Prince Elkin loved to make mischief. He made Benjamin go to a party with him- the only problem was they were not supposed to be there! While at the party, the two princes learned unbelievable news about Annabelle! Even though he was very annoying, Prince Elkin was helpful when Prince Benjamin was trying to rescue Rapunzel. 

Rapunzel was very well laid out, and it was easy to imagine what she was going through. There were some very funny parts in this book. The characters were well written and often quite humorous. Kids 9-14 would probably enjoy this book very much!

From Goodreads
The girl's stuck in a tower. The boy's stuck in a castle. There are two sides to every story....
Rapunzel is having the ultimate bad day. She's been stolen by a witch, may have a ghost for a roommate, and doesn't even have a decent brush for her hair.
Prince Benjamin's got it pretty tough, too. His father wants him to be more kingly, his mother wants him to never leave her sight, and his cousin wants to get him into as much trouble as possible (possibly with a troll).
Both Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin are trapped--in very different ways. Once their paths cross, well, that's when things get really strange.
Journey back to the days when fairy tales were true with this fun and fresh spin on a timeless tale!

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