Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier


Sofia is a 12-year-old brilliant reader who aspires to be a book reviewer. Since she was 8 years old, on select Saturdays, Sofia shares her favorite books with other kids! She is one of the most well-read middle schoolers that we know, so she is highly qualified for this role!

Dear readers,

Hi! My name is Sofia and I used to write book reviews for Unleashing Readers when I was nine. I, now twelve, have recently gotten out of a huge reading slump and would love to write more book reviews, but this time for mostly YA books. The book I will be reviewing today is A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier and I must say it has truly captivated my heart. I was first drawn to it by the cover and its good average rating on Goodreads (3.95) and I must say it didn’t disappoint! It was a fun, almost whimsical story about a girl who works as an intern at a hotel in the Swiss Alps. I rated this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

Sophie, a hotel intern at the Grand Castle in the Clouds Hotel high in the Swiss Alps is there to make sure that everything runs smoothly through the busiest season of the year, winter. While she is there she realizes there are way more challenges than she expected, like taking care of sassy children and two cute boys who have both taken an interest in her. As things get more hectic for the infamous New Years ball she begins to realize not everyone is who they seem! 

I liked this book a lot mainly because of the suspense and how it built up towards the end! This definitely wasn’t one of the books where you could guess how it was going to end halfway through the book. This book can be read any season but I would recommend reading it during winter because it feels cozy and the perfect book to read cuddled up on the couch by the fire. I also loved how Gier made me feel like I was in the story, living in the fancy Castle in the Clouds! 

I would recommend A Castle in the Clouds for anybody over twelve. I read it with my mom for our book club and we both enjoyed it a lot. If anything, she enjoyed it more than me! If you do end up reading this hidden gem, which you should, enjoy reading!

**Thanks so much, Sofia! We are really excited to read this book!

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