‘The Castle’ is a fantasy/scifi short story about Risha, who finds herself vulnerable because of her age and place in society.
This is a story in which the author has created an empowering female lead character for a YA audience, something that we definitely need to see more of at this point in time. Rather than dwelling on her weaknesses, Risha focuses on her strengths and uses them to face the situation in which she finds herself.
The reader is quickly immersed in Risha’s world, becoming an observer and looking over Risha’s shoulder as she transforms from an observer into an actor in the story that unfolds, taking some surprising turns that keep the reader guessing.
Highly original and engaging, this is a great short read that can easily be enjoyed in a lunch break.
Book Squirrel has awarded ‘The Castle’ a Gold Acorn.
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