Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix

9 Dec

This week I’m in the middle of a book called Palace of Mirrors.  This is a  fantasy book by one of my favorite authors, Margaret Peterson Haddix.  It is about a girl named Cecilia who is the true princess.  She is disguised as a peasant girl so that the people who killed her parents, the king and queen, don’t kill her.  A commoner named Desmia is on the throne as a decoy.

I chose to read this book for three reasons.  One reason is that I saw one of my friends reading this book.  We have similar tastes in books so decided to read this book.  Another reason is that I have read many other books by Margaret Peterson Haddix and really enjoyed every single one of them.  The third reason is that another one of my friends had just returned this book to the library and gave it a very high recommendation.

I have mixed feelings about one of the characters in this book.  Cecilia’s best friend, Harper, does some kind of weird things.  He plays harp because his mother doesn’t want him to go to war.  When Cecilia and Harper get to the capital city, Harper is trying to play harp for money, but he plays mournful songs instead of happy ones.  He also wants to get picked up by a press gang and get carried off to war.  I don’t think he really believes that Cecilia is the true princess.

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One Response to “Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix”

  1. Ms. Davis December 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Good to know you are enjoying this book and that it came with a high recommendation! You should go to our catalog and write a review or rate it using the stars so others know!

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