Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Wolves are one thing, governesses are another. Bonnie is overjoyed when her quiet cousin Sylvia comes to live with her after the death of Sylvia's parents. Both of them acknowledge the terror of the wolves, neither of them expect Miss Slighcarp, their second cousin and governess.

I like the characters of the two girls best because they both depend on each other for different things. Bonnie is by far the stronger physically but Sylvia has a better control of temper and a more ladylike upbringing. The two have to use their different talents to escape death and although they may already have all the evidence they need to find out who they can give it to.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a short, easy to read book with a gripping story line. If you are not a book lover this would be a good book to start on.

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