16 Jan

cvr9781442490581_9781442490581_lgHave you ever read a book that makes you pause because the writing is so beautiful?  That’s how I felt reading Rooftoppers, I only got about 30 pages into the book before I had to post a quote to Twitter because it was so beautiful- “Books crowbar the world open for you.”  I read this whole story pausing often as certain lines just hit me because they were so beautifully written.

The story is about a little girl named Sophie who lives with her guardian Charles after surviving a shipwreck.  When Sophie turns 12, the powers that be believe she should no longer have a single, male guardian but instead she become a ward of the state.  Sophie and Charles can’t bear the thought, because although they live in a unique home and do things differently, Charles loves Sophie like she was his very own.  Sophie believes her mother is still alive and when the government threatens to remove Sophie from Charles’s care, the two rush to Paris, hoping and believing in the slightest possibility that Sophie’s mother is still alive.  Sophie meets a band of misfits that become close friends as she searches for the sound of cello music in Paris.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story filled with love, friendship, adventure, and possibilities.  It was one of the few books that I didn’t get a chance to read last year and I’m so glad I had the time to read it.  Simon & Schuster have a wonderful short video with author Katherine Rundell as she talks about here inspiration for Rooftoppers.  I truly enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read more from this author!

Title: Rooftoppers
Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2013
Page Number: 277 pgs.


One Response to “Rooftoppers”

  1. beckyginther January 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    I came across this book when it was back in processing and was really intrigued – looks like it is one I’ll have to add to my “must-read” list!

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