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Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Wisdom's Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Wisdom's Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

Wisdom's Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547566870

Review: So you fall in love with someone who travels far, far away, what do you do? WRITE LETTERS! In Wisdom's Kiss, Fortitude, an orphaned maid falls in love with a boy named Tips, however, Tips decides to travel to earn money. The story of of their long-distance romance is written in letters, skits, and three knight's points of views. . .Wisdom's Kiss is another excellent novel written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

When Tips travels abroad, what do he and Fortitude(Trudy) do to keep their love alive? They write letters to each other, exchanging gifts, words, and thoughts. Princess Wisdom however, is a whole different story. She is another main character, and has a very important role to play. Wisdom is destined to always be the little sister of Montagne's queen, and is engaged to Lord Rodger, someone she loves and has accepted the proposal. Does she really love him though? Or is it just his attempts to woe her? Will either of the young women find their true love and uncover the truth about their destinies?

Murdock is a great, great, GREAT author! If I ever cross another of her books, I'll be sure to read it. To be able to write this book is a fascinating accomplishment. When I finished Wisdom's Kiss, I kept rereading the last page, just to make sure that that was really the ending. I didn't want to know it to be...I didn't want it to end. I doubt that with all the events in the book, there could be a sequel, but I want one anyway. I rate this book 4 out of 5. It was a really awesome book. It really is, but how it was told was kind of hard to understand at times. It was told through letters, skits, and knights, and that's really cool, but when I was reading it, I found it kind of hard to understand. I had to skip and reread a lot of parts, however, that might have also been my fault and not necessarily the fault of the author. But it is still worth mentioning. I didn't understand a lot of it, so when I got to the end of the book, I had to look through the book for clues as to how to understand how the story was organized. Finally, I found something useful, and I began to reread the book. The second time I read it, it made a LOT more sense to me. It was a good thing I found the information, because the story had such an intriguing plot! All in all, I highly recommend the book for advanced readers due to the complexity of the story line.

Review written by Tam (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Wisdom's Kiss for this review.

Have you read Wisdom's Kiss? How would you rate it?

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