Friday, February 5, 2016

The Thirteenth Tale

Author- Diane Setterfield
Lexile- 840L
Page count- 406 (hardback 2006 version)
Genre- Gothic Suspense
Rating: 5/5 stars

Have you read a book that required you to keep notes to keep the events and characters straight in your head? This book is written from the point of view of Margaret Lee, a woman who is an introvert who works in a book store. There are many twists and turns that a reader does not see coming. Margaret is "bookish" and very articulate in describing her world around her. She enjoys just being around the books, but one day she comes home to her apartment above her father's bookstore and finds a note from an author. Vida Winter, the famous author who left the note, seeks Margaret to interview her. Margaret is not the popular, likely choice. Soon, the reader will discover both of these women have stories to tell, but to uncover them means both women have to endure many ghosts from their pasts. Uncovering one's past can help one in many ways, including changing one's future. This book will keep a reader entertained, enthralled, and enriched with verbose reading.

"I have not read an incredible book like this one before." Abby B, 8th Grader

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