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The Castle of Adventures is a really nice book filled with immense fun, adventure and situations that take your breath away. The way that Enid Blyton has exalted the whole story is awesome and once you start reading you won’t be able to leave it. It gave me a feeling that it’s my onus to be with the characters of this book and accompany them on their adventurous route.
The story is about two girls and two boys named Lucy-Ann, Dinah and Jack and Philip respectively. Lucy–Ann and Jack and Dinah and Philip are siblings. Lucy-Ann and Jack are orphans and live with Mrs. Mannering, mother of Dinah and Philip.
Jack is fascinated by birds and Philip is fascinated by all kinds of animals. They spend most of the time together gazing at numerous animals and birds. Jack has a mischievous and extremely talkative parrot named Kiki. In contrast their sisters didn’t share this like of their brothers and spend time together.
Finally holidays have started and Mrs.Manerring has planned their vacations near a castle in the countryside. The kids are really excited about this. Finally the first day of vacations arrives after a lot of waiting. All the kids along with Mrs. Mannering reach the Spring Cottage. The children were warned not to go to the castle but the kids are keen to go. Jack while bird watching catches glimpse of an eagle. He becomes very eager to find the eagles nest and click some cool pictures. He finds out that the eagle’s nest is in the castle. All of them now become really eager to go to the castle and also now they have got a valid reason. Luckily they meet a wild girl called Tassie who attracted by Philip and Kiki become their friend and shows them the way to the castle. With much effort and brain storming they reach the castle through an empty window. The castle looked quite old and lonely. Jack luckily finds the eagle’s nest and stays over there for a few days to take good snaps of the young eagle learning to fly. This is where the adventure really starts.
I virtually experienced this exciting adventure ranging from hiding in a gorse bush, seeing lightnings at midnight, traveling down the slippery tunnel, to facing a severe storm that made the tower fall. The images of the entire story are still clear in my mind. I liked this book tremendously. It signifies bravery, positivity and helpfulness. I must recommend all the kids of my age to read this book and join the adventure with the five kids, parrot, investigator and Philip’s fox cub-Button. Thanks Enid Blyton for writing a marvelous book.
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(This review is written by Miss. Eshita Jain. She is a student of Modern School, a prestigious school of New Delhi. She is currently studying in class 6th. Her parents must be very proud of having such a talented and focused child. Eshita is an avid reader at our BuzzingBooks Library. Her love for books clearly shines through her words.)
Dear Eshita, hope you get inspired by many more books and ………who knows may be you grow up to be a very famous writer!