Gable Reviews The Mystery Of The Cupboard

The Mystery Of The Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

mystery of cupboard

Describe it in 25 words or less.  Omri and his family move to the countryside of England, where Omri makes a great discovery that changes his life.

Any particular reason for choosing this book? I have read the other three in the series that came before it.

Who was your favorite character and why? Jessica Charlotte Driscoll because she was funny and wise and I was really glad that – oh, man! If I tell you that, that’ll give it away! Just, read it and you might like her, too!

Who was your least favorite character and why? Frederick Anthony Driscoll, Jessie’s son, because he was very negative and hated his mother’s guts although she worked her butt off to support him. That’s weird.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? I got into it immediately and it was by far the most interesting one in the series! Once you get to the part about her notebook, you’ll never be able to put it down until you read the last word! Very funny at the start.

What did you think of the ending? The last chapter (the epilogue) was sad at first but then very unexpected and intriguing at the last several pages.

What was the moral of the story? Think before you act or there will be bad consequences.

Favorite quote: “We all have our follies, even the most sane of us.” – Frederick Anthony Driscoll. My favorite quote has never been from my least favorite character!

Have you read other books in the series? Yes. The first one was the most suspenseful and exciting and this one was the most interesting. Check out my review of The Secret of the Indian. I will read the last one in the series – The Key to the Indian – sometime this year.

Did you learn anything? That secretaries in the time of World War I were called type-writers.

Who would you recommend it to? People who make those family history websites, people who like to digest their books and/or over-analyze them or people who want to know more about what their parents’ parents’ siblings’ lives were like.

Number of unknown words: 12

Recipe: Raspberry Scones

What do you know about your family history?

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