Sunday, November 27, 2016

MMGM (11/28/2016): Greenglass House by Kate Milford

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For MMGM, I'm recommending Greenglass House by Kate Milford.






Here's the publisher's description:

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

This book is perfect to curl up with over the holidays! The visitors to the inn have interesting backstories and personalities. Various in-story objects influence Greenglass House, such as when a book in which the characters tell stories inspires storytelling at the inn, creating an opportunity for guests to reveal more about themselves. Another example is when Milo and Meddy are influenced by a board game to create their own personas, of which Milo's helps him become more brave. An often-discussed topic is the wondering of Milo, who was adopted by his parents, about his birth parents, which is deftly handled. The setting has an interesting past that nicely sets up for the amazing, shocking twist near the end of the book, which just adds to the list of reasons why this book is fabulous!
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Greenglass-House/9780544052703#sthash.tQdk3E59.dpuf
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Greenglass-House/9780544052703#sthash.tQdk3E59.dpuf
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Greenglass-House/9780544052703#sthash.tQdk3E59.dpuf
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Greenglass-House/9780544052703#sthash.tQdk3E59.dpuf
It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Greenglass-House/9780544052703#sthash.tQdk3E59.dpuf

7 comments:

  1. Shocking twists are always good! Thannks for highlighting this one.

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  2. Intriguing cover and story line. Thanks for sharing. I've added it to my list books to read in the next few months.

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  3. I loved this book. The author kept me guessing throughout and I never guessed some of the twists. Caught me off guard. Great read!

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  4. I would have picked this up just for the cover. Gorgeous, but thanks for the review. Sounds great. A good companion to The Westing Game?

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  5. This was a great one! Better than The Westing Game, which was a really good read. A favorite!

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  6. I loved this book; it was so atmospheric. So far I've loved both Kate Milford books I've read, so I really need to find the rest of her books; her new one looks great.

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  7. I've had this one on my TBR list for quite awhile. Thanks for the reminder. I will try to get to it soon.

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