I am going to tease you a bit today! The line from the book is:
“A Cheer went up from the crowed that had gathered at the bottom of Hopcraft Hill as Uncle Herb truck trundled past them on way up to the castle.”
And the Quote is from…………………………………………….
The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle by Gabrielle Kent
Alfie Bloom knows he’s about to have another dreadful summer. Not only will his inventor father be locked away in his workshop, but his best friend is visiting relatives abroad, which means he’ll have no one.
But then Alfie receives a strange letter inviting him to meet with a lawyer about his “inheritance.” Alfie has no idea what they’re talking about, but he goes along and makes a shocking discovery-someone has left him a castle! Hexbridge Castle is all his, which means no more long, boring summer days in his tiny house. He has a castle to explore!
But being the owner of castle isn’t all fun. Hexbridge conceals a centuries-old secret, the heart of a dangerous mystery that threatens to destroy Alfie’s new home, his new friends . . . and everyone unfortunate enough to live within 1000 miles of the castle. Can this ordinary boy figure out a way to deal with this extraordinary challenge? Or will he doom himself and his friends to a grisly fate?
Gabrielle Kent is a writer and game designer in England. She is a regular judge on the BAFTA Games awards. On three occasions, she has been listed as one of the Top 100 women in the games industry and in 2015 was awarded a Woman of the Year award by MCV magazine. The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle is her first novel.
I always enjoy a good middle grade and I got this at the school book fair at the school I was student teaching at and hope to read this soon!
later book lovers!