erica.semenyuk, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by erica.semenyuk)
Imagine being trapped in a house almost all your life. Thinking you were the princess not able to come out of hiding. This is the life of Cecilia, the main character in the book, Palace of Mirrors. Cecilia knows she is the real princess, and sets out to find the truth. This is a thrilling book with friendship, trust, and adventure. Palace of Mirrors, is a great book for preteens and young adults. I liked this book because it is very descriptive. The thing that made me really want to read it is this quote. "Somewhere in the world I have a tiara in a little box. It is not safe for me to wear it...,It is not safe for me even to tell anyone who I really am. But I know - I have always known. "
lauren.obrien97, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by lauren.obrien97)
What if every day you went through life knowing that you are someone completely different then people know you as. That you must keep your past a secret from all people. That you must always be careful of what you say. Well that is exactly how Cecilia must act everyday in the book Palace of Mirrors. Cecilia has always known that she was a princess, but never had the chance to be one. She has always learned and practiced the ways of one. Well one day she decides to go claim her place as princess. As she makes her way to the castle she encounters many obstacles and something that changes her mind on who she might be. I found this book to be quite entertaining and engrossing. I think that Margaret Peterson Haddix intended for Palace of Mirrors to be read by upper elementary students and middle schoolers. Although I think anyone should this story. If you like fairy tales but with an amazing twist I recommend Palace of Mirrors.
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Simon Pulse -
Margaret Peterson Haddix's companion to Just Ella follows a princess-in-hiding and a pretender to the throne who discover nothing is as it appears.
Haddix tells the story of a peasant girl who knows she is a true princess while a commoner sits on the throne. As danger looms, she decides to reclaim her rightful place. But when she arrives at the famed Palace of Mirrors, she discovers that all is not as it seems.
Cecelia lives like a peasant girl, but she knows she is truly a princess, hidden away as an infant for safety and replaced by a decoy commoner. When danger finds her in her small village, Cecelia decides it is time to act, setting out to claim her rightful place on the throne. But when she and her best friend Harper venture to the capital city and into the famed Palace of Mirrors, they discover that all is not as it seems, and that they have placed themselves in more danger than they could have imaginedand#8230;.
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