Tuesday 15 March 2022

The Monks' Castle - A.J. Cattapan

The Monks' Castle
A.J. Cattapan

I first read this story 5 year ago after reading the related novel, Seven Riddles to Nowhere. The story is available for free from the Catholic Teen Books site and the authors own site. I have read this story three times and books and stories by Cattapan nearly a dozen. Recently my son read this story to me after reading Seven Riddles.  They are both wonderful reads. My son loved reading this right after the novel. The description of this story is:

“Kameron Boyd and his friends are visiting the famous Mayslake Peabody Estate outside Chicago, a huge mansion that is rumored to be haunted. When one of his friends suddenly disappears in the house, can Kam discover what’s really going on before it’s too late?”

We loved these stories. And we both desperately want there to be more stories with Kam and his friends. We loved the pace of this story. Taking place during a few hours at a unique location. We love the mixing of history, faith and friendship in this story and the novel. 

We absolutely loved this short story. It was fun returning to it with my son reading it to me. I sincerely hope that we see more from A.J. Cattapan soon, I for one will be keeping an eye out for more reads and if they are as good as this we are in for some more fun stories! 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2022 Catholic Reading Plan!

You can download this story for free here.

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