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.