My Review of Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters

June 8, 2008 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Try saying this title ten times fast šŸ™‚

I loved this book. It was everything I ever dreamed a proper book worm should be. How they should act, feel, and exist. Cornelia is a rather peculiar child. She has a great capacity for knowledge and knows words that would send you running. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons she knows so many words. She thinks that people just don’t want to be her friends, so eventually she stops trying to be a friend. She hides herself behind a fortress of books and uses words like a saber to keep potentials friends at bay. Cornelia is very, very lonely. Most nights she cries herself to sleep so great is her despair. She feels that the pattern of her life is never going to change: her mother will always be touring (she’s a famous pianist) and that she’ll always be lonely, that is until her new neighbors move in.

Enter Virginia. She’s everything that Cornelia wishes she could be. Virginia is an old lady but you wouldn’t think she was based upon the way she talks to Cornelia as an equal! Virginia’s lived all over the world and knows just about everything there is to know. Best of all, she shares Cornelia’s love for words. Virginia tells the most wonderful stories about when she was a young lady traveling the world with her sisters (The Somerset Sisters). From India to Paris their adventures are marvelous and exciting to hear about.

Never has Cornelia been happier. She has a secret of the best kind and a friend to interact with. For the first time in a long time Cornelia is no loner lonely. But when her mother returns for an extended leave from touring and begins to question where Cornelia has been escaping off to, Cornelia fears her secret may be lost to her forever.

If you like books about intelligent girls, adventure, and big words than this book is so perfect for you. Books worms will particularly enjoy this story. Despite the bitter-sweet ending this book is so pleasant and breezy that you’ll love it right away. I heartily recommend it. 5 stars šŸ™‚



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