Sunday, January 08, 2006
My 10-year-old daughter, Anna, has a review to contribute. Here it is:
In The Penderwicks, 4 girls and their dad go to stay in a cottage, part of Arundel. They meet a boy, go to his party, and have many upsets with him, including going many times into his mother’s secret garden and eavesdropping. The oldest girl, Rosalind, falls in love, and finds out something horrible about her crush, Cagney. He has a girlfriend. The boy, Jeffrey, has a snooty mother who has an awful boyfriend. They want him to be a military general while he wants to be a musician. He lives in a mansion, part of Arundel. The girls bake brownies and cookies, nearly set their house on fire, let a rabbit belonging to Rosalind’s crush, Cagney, loose, write and shred a book, find secret passages, and do much more.
In the end, it all turns out okay, though. By the end of the fantastic book, you are friends with Jane, Skye, Rosalind, Batty, Yaz, Carla, Hound, Mr. Penderwick, Churchie, Harry, and Jeffrey, know many others, and hate Mrs. Tifton and Dexter. There is a lot of humor and excitement, and I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read!