18 Oct 2011


A Book Exchange read, the 79th book read for my 100+ Reading Challenge.

The Johnstone family buy an old mirror. Soon, the children of the household think they can see an image of a girl trapped inside it!

She is dressed in stange clothes and seems to be trying to communicate with the children. What is the mysterious story of the girl? And why is she trapped in the mirror!
..... Outer back cover.

FIRST SENTENCE (Chapter 1): Sophie stood, transfixed.

MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 69): "Lucy, reflections are what you're supposed to see in mirrors, not horror stories."

KEEP IT OR NOT?: One for the shelves, I shall certainly be keeping this one.

Please excuse my rather short review of this one. It's not because I didn't like the book, far from it in fact, its just sometimes less is more and to say too much would be to invite the inclusion of spoilers.

A charming little read, somewhat old fashioned (I mean this in a totally good way and not as a criticism), as well as being enjoyed by today's children I can see this story being told to yesteryear's Victorian children such is its timeless appeal.

Highly recommended, I thoroughly enjoyed Mirror Mirror, my only complaint being the seemingly total lack of care shown for the welfare of puppy, Sweetie.


Arti said...

Seems like a good read, interesting plot too. The cover too is colorful and eye catching...
Have a fabulous week ahead Tracy:)

anilkurup said...

The plot of some one trapped in a mirror sounds like an eerie and surreal plot, interesting one at that.
I read a short story some time ago where the plot is placed during the life time of Christ in Palestine and he has not seen his face in the mirror or in a reflection. He gets a prize possession from a Roman legionary. he is frightened to see his own image and throws it away.The story is his mental stress and conflict that was well depicted.

Kelly said...

This sounds fun and I, for one, don't always have to read a lengthy review to know something sounds good to me.

GMR said...

Love the book choice (great seasonal pick) and the short review! You're right, sometimes less IS more, especially with a short book. Thanks for the share!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

liked the "memorable moment". it's so true.
looks like an interesting book and fun to read.

big hugs!
betty xx

Suko said...

This sounds like a classic story. I enjoyed your concise review.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, high praise! Yay for a keeper shelf book :-)

Jenners said...

I've got to give props to whoever designed the cover! : )

Monalisa said...

Totally impressive

naida said...

It does sound like an oldie but goodie.