Friday, February 10, 2012

Blackdaw Cottage

Summary: Three young and adventurous children are outside playing when they decide to go wandering out into the forest to find BlackDaw Cottage. The children had heard many stories about the infamous Bentley who lived in the cottage out in the forest. Little did they know there would be a blizzard and they would be forced to stay with the mysterious old recluse. Bentley shares with them the story of Ivan and Gertrude and the children grow fond of the man they had once thought to be the devil. They learn that even though there have been numerous rumors about him, he is actually a caring man who helped them out in their time of need.
Opinion: Although the plot sounded like an interesting book to read, I didn't feel any connection to the characters; they were not people I could relate to. The book was way over-detailed and many parts dragged on for way too long. I felt like the ways the characters reacted to some situations were not realistic. Overall, I felt the book was dull, and hard to get through. I would not recommend this book to others.