June 15, 2013
I don't get this book.
The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit is like some sort of cross between "Narnia" and "Lord of the Rings". There are several kisses in this book that the above review did not mention. Mable and Kathleen kiss in bed together, or to quote the book, "And the two girls kissed in the kind darkness." I'm not sure what this is implying-homosexuality? friendship?- but I think there was an "embrace" before the kiss. Even as a young child listening to this book, I found that a bit odd. Just something to think about. Also, I believe Jimmy kisses Mable's cheek when she's in the garden pretending to be the sleeping princess. Honestly, this book is weird. I loved it when I first read it, but even people who aren't Lewis or Tolkien fans will notice the similarities in the stories.